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Duration 32:48

The life of Philip d’Auvergne RN; officer, prisoner and prince

Philip d’Auvergne’s career in the Royal Navy spans an exciting era of world history, from the American War of Independence to the fall of Napoleon. Keith Mitchell follows his story through official records during this key period in the history of the British Empire.

Keith Mitchell worked in the brewery trade for 13 years, before joining The National Archives, originally at the Family Records Centre. He is now a Reader Adviser in the Diplomatic and Colonial Team.