Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
plan of town 1610 and shows Quay and some dock area :http://www.portsdown.demon.co.uk/wine.htm
Use Multimap.com; then enter Portsmouth then use the aeial map to see the ghost our Sam walking his plank, up and down Penny street. The detail is great. next best thing to being there.
"In the 17th and 18th centuries there were six Royal Navy dockyards in England, at Deptford, Woolwich, Chatham, Sheerness, Portsmouth and Plymouth.... Officers at the yards were appointed by the Board of Admiralty, but otherwise yards were under the administration of the Navy Board, represented at the yard by a resident commissioner. The principal officers at each yard were:
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