Admiral Hosiers Ghost

The poet Richard Glover (1712–85) penned ‘Hosier’s Ghost’ in 1739. The rhyme was designed to rouse British sympathies against the Spanish. Hosier had been involved in the blockade of the Caribbean port of Porto Bello in 1726, hoping to stop South American silver being shipped to Spain. The blockade was not particularly successful and Hosier and more than 3000 of his men died from tropical disease.

Object Details

ID: PAF3959
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Mosley, Charles
Date made: Jul 1740
Exhibition: The Atlantic: Slavery, Trade, Empire; War and Conflict
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Mount: 415 mm x 283 mm

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