Ian M. Bates

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Freelance writer with a paralegal background.

Author of Champion of the Quarterdeck: Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower 1742-1814 (2017) and Tardrew: A History of the Tardrew Family Around the World (1997) .

Currently writing a 'biography' of an eighteenth century British warship.

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My good friend Paul Michaels has just published this interview he did with me regarding my biography of Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower.

Thank you Paul. A very professional video.

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Aussie Readers: Champion of the Quarterdeck: Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower (1742-1814) 2 5 Nov 01, 2017 05:41PM  
“...the history of man is but a history of difficulties overcome – of mysteries made plain...and that Progress, incessant and continued, is the great law of the human race'
Dr Henry George Charles Clarke, 1847.
Quoted in Champion of the Quarterdeck (2017)”
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“[Admiral Sir Erasmus Gower] 'No other contemporary officer approached his accumulated experience...'
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