(photo N Randall)
The Dragons Scuttlebutt Page
This page is intended to provide a monthly  vignette, link  or  short article describing the life of a "Tar" during the time when Great Britain turned their National Myth of "Britannia Rules the Waves" into reality. Follow the "Blue Ensign" links below to learn various aspects of life in the Royal Navy between 1739-1815. Fair Winds.
RULE BRITANNIA
When Britain first, at heaven's command
Arose from out the azure main
Arose, arose, arose from out the a-azure main,
This was the charter, the charter of the land,
And guardian angels sang this strain:

Rule Britannia!
Britannia rule the waves.
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.

Rule Britannia!
Brittania rule the waves.
Britons never, never, never, shall be slaves.

The nations, not so blest as thee,
Must in their turn, to tyrants fall,
Must in, must in, must in their turn, to tyrants fall,
While thou shalt flourish, shalt flourish great and free,
The dread and envy of them all.

Rule Britannia!
Britannia rule the waves.
Britons never, never, never, shall be slaves.
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