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Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Family on HMS Namur

On the 7th June, join Sheila Johnson Kindred, acclaimed author of Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Sister: The Life and Letters of Fanny Palmer Austen, in a FREE talk at The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Speaking on the theme of “Jane Austen’s Transatlantic Family at Home on HMS Namur,” Sheila Johnson Kindred will investigate naval life as experienced by Fanny Austen, sister-in-law to Jane Austen and wife of Charles Austen, who was captain of HMS Namur from 1812-14. HMS Namur was a unique archae ...