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== In the canon ==
Broke appears in ''[[The Fortune of War]]'' and ''[[The Surgeon's Mate (novel)|The Surgeon's Mate]]'' in his historical role as Captain of the ''Shannon''. As such he is instrumental in the escape of Aubrey, Maturin and Villiers from [[Boston]]. Their presence on the ''Shannon'' makes them witness to its’ action with the ''Chesapeake'' and subsequent victorious arrival in Halifax. Broke however is more than a mere historical reference but also developed as a character.  
Broke appears in ''[[The Fortune of War]]'' and ''[[The Surgeon's Mate (novel)|The Surgeon's Mate]]'' in his historical role as Captain of the ''Shannon''. As such he is instrumental in the escape of Aubrey, Maturin and Villiers from [[Boston]]. Their presence on the ''Shannon'' makes them witness to its’ action with the ''Chesapeake'' and subsequent victorious arrival in Halifax. Broke however is more than a mere historical reference but also developed as a character.  
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O’Brian provides Broke with an extensive back-story.  Aubrey states to Maturin that “ man and boy, I have known Philip Broke these twenty years and more.” He explains that he and Broke “are kind of cousins, and when my mother died I was packed off to stay at Broke hall for a while”.  In a passage that echoes Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, Aubrey reminisces about summers spent on the banks of the river Orwell with “a misshapen sort of punt of our own, with a lugsail we were hardly strong enough to hoist: it was the most crossgrained brute that ever swam,” They undertook to run away to sea “but old Mr Broke came after us in the dog cart, took us back, and whipped us till we cried like puppies”. <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2089 </ref>
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O’Brian provides Broke with an extensive back-story.  Aubrey states to Maturin that “ man and boy, I have known Philip Broke these twenty years and more.” He explains that he and Broke “are kind of cousins, and when my mother died I was packed off to stay at Broke hall for a while”.  In a passage that echoes Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, Aubrey reminisces about summers spent on the banks of the river Orwell with “a misshapen sort of punt of our own, with a lugsail we were hardly strong enough to hoist: it was the most crossgrained brute that ever swam,” They undertook to run away to sea “but old Mr Broke came after us in the dog cart, took us back, and whipped us till we cried like puppies”. <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2089 </ref>
In providing Broke with a character beyond his historical record, it serves as a foil to Jack Aubrey and to advance the novel’s themes.
In providing Broke with a character beyond his historical record, it serves as a foil to Jack Aubrey and to advance the novel’s themes.
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Broke’s emphasis on gunnery and its critical role in the victory over the ''Chesapeake'' provides a real world validation for Aubrey’s passion for gunnery.  Within the world of the novel, both share a commitment to achieving overwhelming victory, often to the point of self abnegation.  Like Aubrey, Broke personally funds his gunnery practice and has had to sell off part of his estate for funds. That Broke has chosen to burn captured prizes and forgo the benefits of prize money rather than risk diminishing his fighting capacity from absent prize crews points to his zeal and sacrifice.  Jack notes with approval that the ''Shannon’s'' crew share this common purpose. “Jack admired the way he had formed his officers and men, so that they followed his opinion and shared his views...”&lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2158 &lt;/ref&gt;
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Broke’s emphasis on gunnery and its critical role in the victory over the ''Chesapeake'' provides a real world validation for Aubrey’s passion for gunnery.  Within the world of the novel, both share a commitment to achieving overwhelming victory, often to the point of self abnegation.  Like Aubrey, Broke personally funds his gunnery practice and has had to sell off part of his estate for funds. That Broke has chosen to burn captured prizes and forgo the benefits of prize money rather than risk diminishing his fighting capacity from absent prize crews points to his zeal and sacrifice.  Jack notes with approval that the ''Shannon’s'' crew share this common purpose. “Jack admired the way he had formed his officers and men, so that they followed his opinion and shared his views...”<ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2158 </ref>
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Broke also serves to develop the theme of marriage which is present throughout TFOW. In describing Broke to Maturin, Aubrey comments how Broke’s marriage had effected him. “ He had married by that time, not very well, I am afraid....I am afraid it weighs upon him. ...a woman that takes herself seriously, and cannot laugh - Lord, it must weigh upon him.” &lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2091 &lt;/ref&gt; Broke’s marriage foreshadows Maturin’s subsequent marriage with Diana Villiers. Broke's reflection &quot;He remembered his own wedding-day and the desperate feeling of being caught on a leeshore in a gale of wind, unable to claw off, tide setting hard against him, anchors coming home.&quot; &lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2163 &lt;/ref&gt; apparently mirrors Diana Villiers feelings as Maturin presses their immediate marriage with unhappy consequences in The Surgeon's Mate.  
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Broke also serves to develop the theme of marriage which is present throughout TFOW. In describing Broke to Maturin, Aubrey comments how Broke’s marriage had effected him. “ He had married by that time, not very well, I am afraid....I am afraid it weighs upon him. ...a woman that takes herself seriously, and cannot laugh - Lord, it must weigh upon him.” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2091 </ref> Broke’s marriage foreshadows Maturin’s subsequent marriage with Diana Villiers. Broke's reflection "He remembered his own wedding-day and the desperate feeling of being caught on a leeshore in a gale of wind, unable to claw off, tide setting hard against him, anchors coming home." <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2163 </ref> apparently mirrors Diana Villiers feelings as Maturin presses their immediate marriage with unhappy consequences in The Surgeon's Mate.  
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Broke’s moral rectitude, “there was a touch of the Puritan: no women aboard, the youngsters’ grog cut on the first occasion, and no bawdy at his table” &lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2092 &lt;/ref&gt; contrasts with Aubrey’s moral pragmatism, and presages the difficulties Aubrey will encounter in Halifax without a firm moral compass.
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Broke’s moral rectitude, “there was a touch of the Puritan: no women aboard, the youngsters’ grog cut on the first occasion, and no bawdy at his table” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2092 </ref> contrasts with Aubrey’s moral pragmatism, and presages the difficulties Aubrey will encounter in Halifax without a firm moral compass.
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Broke also represents the dawning modern age of Imperial industrial Britain. In observing Broke for the first time with Aubrey, Maturin notes the paradox of their different styles, “ Jack belonging more to the heartier, more flamboyant, hard-drinking eighteenth, Broke in the more discreet modern age that was spreading so fast...” &lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2145 &lt;/ref&gt; As the ''Shannon'' prepares for action, its officers dress reflect this difference; “some like Broke... in the modern style of round hats and Hessian boots, some, like Jack in the traditional gold lace, white breeches, and silk stockings...” &lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2180 &lt;/ref&gt; The change in habits and attitudes foreshadows Aubrey’s incipient concerns with age and mortality.  At the moment when he is best able to savour the joy of their escape, Aubrey reflects “ He considered old age and its mutilations and wondered what it would do for him:...” &lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2158 &lt;/ref&gt;
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Broke also represents the dawning modern age of Imperial industrial Britain. In observing Broke for the first time with Aubrey, Maturin notes the paradox of their different styles, “ Jack belonging more to the heartier, more flamboyant, hard-drinking eighteenth, Broke in the more discreet modern age that was spreading so fast...” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2145 </ref> As the ''Shannon'' prepares for action, its officers dress reflect this difference; “some like Broke... in the modern style of round hats and Hessian boots, some, like Jack in the traditional gold lace, white breeches, and silk stockings...” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2180 </ref> The change in habits and attitudes foreshadows Aubrey’s incipient concerns with age and mortality.  At the moment when he is best able to savour the joy of their escape, Aubrey reflects “ He considered old age and its mutilations and wondered what it would do for him:...” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2158 </ref>
Having developed Broke as a character, he is returned to his narrow historical context in The Surgeon's Mate. Broke's illness delays the writing of his report of the victory and the departure of the packet vessel to carry the news to England.
Having developed Broke as a character, he is returned to his narrow historical context in The Surgeon's Mate. Broke's illness delays the writing of his report of the victory and the departure of the packet vessel to carry the news to England.
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Broke appears in ''[[The Fortune of War]]'' and ''[[The Surgeon's Mate (novel)|The Surgeon's Mate]]'' in his historical role as Captain of the ''Shannon''. As such he is instrumental in the escape of Aubrey, Maturin and Villiers from [[Boston]]. Their presence on the ''Shannon'' makes them witness to its’ action with the ''Chesapeake'' and subsequent victorious arrival in Halifax. Broke however is more than a mere historical reference but also developed as a character.  
Broke appears in ''[[The Fortune of War]]'' and ''[[The Surgeon's Mate (novel)|The Surgeon's Mate]]'' in his historical role as Captain of the ''Shannon''. As such he is instrumental in the escape of Aubrey, Maturin and Villiers from [[Boston]]. Their presence on the ''Shannon'' makes them witness to its’ action with the ''Chesapeake'' and subsequent victorious arrival in Halifax. Broke however is more than a mere historical reference but also developed as a character.  
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O’Brian provides Broke with an extensive back-story.  Aubrey states to Maturin that “ man and boy, I have known Philip Broke these twenty years and more.” He explains that he and Broke “are kind of cousins, and when my mother died I was packed off to stay at Broke hall for a while”.  In a passage that echoes Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, Aubrey reminisces about summers spent on the banks of the river Orwell with “a misshapen sort of punt of our own, with a lugsail we were hardly strong enough to hoist: it was the most crossgrained brute that ever swam,” They undertook to run away to sea “but old Mr Broke came after us in the dog cart, took us back, and whipped us till we cried like puppies”. <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2089 </ref>
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O’Brian provides Broke with an extensive back-story.  Aubrey states to Maturin that “ man and boy, I have known Philip Broke these twenty years and more.” He explains that he and Broke “are kind of cousins, and when my mother died I was packed off to stay at Broke hall for a while”.  In a passage that echoes Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, Aubrey reminisces about summers spent on the banks of the river Orwell with “a misshapen sort of punt of our own, with a lugsail we were hardly strong enough to hoist: it was the most crossgrained brute that ever swam,” They undertook to run away to sea “but old Mr Broke came after us in the dog cart, took us back, and whipped us till we cried like puppies”. &lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2089 &lt;/ref&gt;
In providing Broke with a character beyond his historical record, it serves as a foil to Jack Aubrey and to advance the novel’s themes.
In providing Broke with a character beyond his historical record, it serves as a foil to Jack Aubrey and to advance the novel’s themes.
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Broke’s emphasis on gunnery and its critical role in the victory over the ''Chesapeake'' provides a real world validation for Aubrey’s passion for gunnery.  Within the world of the novel, both share a commitment to achieving overwhelming victory, often to the point of self abnegation.  Like Aubrey, Broke personally funds his gunnery practice and has had to sell off part of his estate for funds. That Broke has chosen to burn captured prizes and forgo the benefits of prize money rather than risk diminishing his fighting capacity from absent prize crews points to his zeal and sacrifice.  Jack notes with approval that the ''Shannon’s'' crew share this common purpose. “Jack admired the way he had formed his officers and men, so that they followed his opinion and shared his views...”<ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2158 </ref>
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Broke’s emphasis on gunnery and its critical role in the victory over the ''Chesapeake'' provides a real world validation for Aubrey’s passion for gunnery.  Within the world of the novel, both share a commitment to achieving overwhelming victory, often to the point of self abnegation.  Like Aubrey, Broke personally funds his gunnery practice and has had to sell off part of his estate for funds. That Broke has chosen to burn captured prizes and forgo the benefits of prize money rather than risk diminishing his fighting capacity from absent prize crews points to his zeal and sacrifice.  Jack notes with approval that the ''Shannon’s'' crew share this common purpose. “Jack admired the way he had formed his officers and men, so that they followed his opinion and shared his views...”&lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2158 &lt;/ref&gt;
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Broke also serves to develop the theme of marriage which is present throughout TFOW. In describing Broke to Maturin, Aubrey comments how Broke’s marriage had effected him. “ He had married by that time, not very well, I am afraid....I am afraid it weighs upon him. ...a woman that takes herself seriously, and cannot laugh - Lord, it must weigh upon him.” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2091 </ref> Broke’s marriage foreshadows Maturin’s subsequent marriage with Diana Villiers. Broke's reflection "He remembered his own wedding-day and the desperate feeling of being caught on a leeshore in a gale of wind, unable to claw off, tide setting hard against him, anchors coming home." <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2163 </ref> apparently mirrors Diana Villiers feelings as Maturin presses their immediate marriage with unhappy consequences in The Surgeon's Mate.  
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Broke also serves to develop the theme of marriage which is present throughout TFOW. In describing Broke to Maturin, Aubrey comments how Broke’s marriage had effected him. “ He had married by that time, not very well, I am afraid....I am afraid it weighs upon him. ...a woman that takes herself seriously, and cannot laugh - Lord, it must weigh upon him.” &lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2091 &lt;/ref&gt; Broke’s marriage foreshadows Maturin’s subsequent marriage with Diana Villiers. Broke's reflection &quot;He remembered his own wedding-day and the desperate feeling of being caught on a leeshore in a gale of wind, unable to claw off, tide setting hard against him, anchors coming home.&quot; &lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2163 &lt;/ref&gt; apparently mirrors Diana Villiers feelings as Maturin presses their immediate marriage with unhappy consequences in The Surgeon's Mate.  
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Broke’s moral rectitude, “there was a touch of the Puritan: no women aboard, the youngsters’ grog cut on the first occasion, and no bawdy at his table” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2092 </ref> contrasts with Aubrey’s moral pragmatism, and presages the difficulties Aubrey will encounter in Halifax without a firm moral compass.
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Broke’s moral rectitude, “there was a touch of the Puritan: no women aboard, the youngsters’ grog cut on the first occasion, and no bawdy at his table” &lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2092 &lt;/ref&gt; contrasts with Aubrey’s moral pragmatism, and presages the difficulties Aubrey will encounter in Halifax without a firm moral compass.
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Broke also represents the dawning modern age of Imperial industrial Britain. In observing Broke for the first time with Aubrey, Maturin notes the paradox of their different styles, “ Jack belonging more to the heartier, more flamboyant, hard-drinking eighteenth, Broke in the more discreet modern age that was spreading so fast...” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2145 </ref> As the ''Shannon'' prepares for action, its officers dress reflect this difference; “some like Broke... in the modern style of round hats and Hessian boots, some, like Jack in the traditional gold lace, white breeches, and silk stockings...” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2180 </ref> The change in habits and attitudes foreshadows Aubrey’s incipient concerns with age and mortality.  At the moment when he is best able to savour the joy of their escape, Aubrey reflects “ He considered old age and its mutilations and wondered what it would do for him:...” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2158 </ref>
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Broke also represents the dawning modern age of Imperial industrial Britain. In observing Broke for the first time with Aubrey, Maturin notes the paradox of their different styles, “ Jack belonging more to the heartier, more flamboyant, hard-drinking eighteenth, Broke in the more discreet modern age that was spreading so fast...” &lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2145 &lt;/ref&gt; As the ''Shannon'' prepares for action, its officers dress reflect this difference; “some like Broke... in the modern style of round hats and Hessian boots, some, like Jack in the traditional gold lace, white breeches, and silk stockings...” &lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2180 &lt;/ref&gt; The change in habits and attitudes foreshadows Aubrey’s incipient concerns with age and mortality.  At the moment when he is best able to savour the joy of their escape, Aubrey reflects “ He considered old age and its mutilations and wondered what it would do for him:...” &lt;ref&gt; FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2158 &lt;/ref&gt;
Having developed Broke as a character, he is returned to his narrow historical context in The Surgeon's Mate. Broke's illness delays the writing of his report of the victory and the departure of the packet vessel to carry the news to England.
Having developed Broke as a character, he is returned to his narrow historical context in The Surgeon's Mate. Broke's illness delays the writing of his report of the victory and the departure of the packet vessel to carry the news to England.
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Broke’s emphasis on gunnery and its critical role in the victory over the ''Chesapeake'' provides a real world validation for Aubrey’s passion for gunnery.  Within the world of the novel, both share a commitment to achieving overwhelming victory, often to the point of self abnegation.  Like Aubrey, Broke personally funds his gunnery practice and has had to sell off part of his estate for funds. That Broke has chosen to burn captured prizes and forgo the benefits of prize money rather than risk diminishing his fighting capacity from absent prize crews points to his zeal and sacrifice.  Jack notes with approval that the ''Shannon’s'' crew share this common purpose. “Jack admired the way he had formed his officers and men, so that they followed his opinion and shared his views...”<ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2158 </ref>
Broke’s emphasis on gunnery and its critical role in the victory over the ''Chesapeake'' provides a real world validation for Aubrey’s passion for gunnery.  Within the world of the novel, both share a commitment to achieving overwhelming victory, often to the point of self abnegation.  Like Aubrey, Broke personally funds his gunnery practice and has had to sell off part of his estate for funds. That Broke has chosen to burn captured prizes and forgo the benefits of prize money rather than risk diminishing his fighting capacity from absent prize crews points to his zeal and sacrifice.  Jack notes with approval that the ''Shannon’s'' crew share this common purpose. “Jack admired the way he had formed his officers and men, so that they followed his opinion and shared his views...”<ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2158 </ref>
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Broke also serves to develop the theme of marriage which is present throughout TFOW. In describing Broke to Maturin, Aubrey comments how Broke’s marriage had effected him. “ He had married by that time, not very well, I am afraid....I am afraid it weighs upon him. ...a woman that takes herself seriously, and cannot laugh - Lord, it must weigh upon him.” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2091 </ref> Broke’s marriage foreshadows Maturin’s subsequent marriage with Diana Villiers.  
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Broke also serves to develop the theme of marriage which is present throughout TFOW. In describing Broke to Maturin, Aubrey comments how Broke’s marriage had effected him. “ He had married by that time, not very well, I am afraid....I am afraid it weighs upon him. ...a woman that takes herself seriously, and cannot laugh - Lord, it must weigh upon him.” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2091 </ref> Broke’s marriage foreshadows Maturin’s subsequent marriage with Diana Villiers. Broke's reflection "He remembered his own wedding-day and the desperate feeling of being caught on a leeshore in a gale of wind, unable to claw off, tide setting hard against him, anchors coming home." <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2163 </ref> apparently mirrors Diana Villiers feelings as Maturin presses their immediate marriage with unhappy consequences in The Surgeon's Mate.  
Broke’s moral rectitude, “there was a touch of the Puritan: no women aboard, the youngsters’ grog cut on the first occasion, and no bawdy at his table” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2092 </ref> contrasts with Aubrey’s moral pragmatism, and presages the difficulties Aubrey will encounter in Halifax without a firm moral compass.
Broke’s moral rectitude, “there was a touch of the Puritan: no women aboard, the youngsters’ grog cut on the first occasion, and no bawdy at his table” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2092 </ref> contrasts with Aubrey’s moral pragmatism, and presages the difficulties Aubrey will encounter in Halifax without a firm moral compass.

          

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== In the canon ==
Broke appears in ''[[The Fortune of War]]'' and ''[[The Surgeon's Mate (novel)|The Surgeon's Mate]]'' in his historical role as Captain of the ''Shannon''. As such he is instrumental in the escape of Aubrey, Maturin and Villiers from [[Boston]]. Their presence on the ''Shannon'' makes them witness to its’ action with the ''Chesapeake'' and subsequent victorious arrival in Halifax. Broke however is more than a mere historical reference but also developed as a character.  
Broke appears in ''[[The Fortune of War]]'' and ''[[The Surgeon's Mate (novel)|The Surgeon's Mate]]'' in his historical role as Captain of the ''Shannon''. As such he is instrumental in the escape of Aubrey, Maturin and Villiers from [[Boston]]. Their presence on the ''Shannon'' makes them witness to its’ action with the ''Chesapeake'' and subsequent victorious arrival in Halifax. Broke however is more than a mere historical reference but also developed as a character.  

          

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'''Philip Bowes Vere Broke''' KCB (9 September 1776 – 2 January 1841) was a captain in the British Royal Navy, notable for his victory commanding ''[[HMS Shannon]]'' over the ''[[US frigate Chesapeake]]'' in the war of 1812.

Broke was born at Broke Hall at Nacton, Suffolk, England. As the eldest son of a landed gentry family he would have naturally sought a position in the navy or army. His younger brother, Charles Broke entered the army and served with Wellington.

Unusually, Broke chose to attended the newly established [[Royal Navy Academy]] at Portsmouth Dockyard. He entered it at age twelve. In 1792, he began active service as a midshipman at an age when the majority of his peers had had several years sea experience. In July 1795 he was commissioned as Third Lieutenant in the ''Southampton'' and was present at the battle of Cape St. Vincent in February 1797. Broke achieved the rank of commander in 1799 and made post in 1801.

In August 1806 Broke was given command of the 38 gun frigate ''Shannon''. In 1811 he was assigned to the North American Station in [[Halifax]]. Broke highly valued the importance of gunnery and efficiency to naval success. As a result the ''Shannon'' was one of the finest gunnery ships in the Royal Navy.

With the war of 1812, Broke led a British squadron to blockade American ports and to eliminate naval opposition. In 1813 Broke was blockading Boston, as the ''Chesapeake'' was preparing for sea under the command of [[James Lawrence]]. The opportunity for a decisive frigate action was compelling to each side; for Broke to re-establish British superiority after a string of humiliating British defeats, and for Lawrence to reinforce American prestige and power.

On 1 June 1813 the ''Chesapeake'' sailed out to meet the ''Shannon''. The ''Shannon’s'' decisive victory was achieved by Broke's leadership and disciplined preparations which brought superior gunnery to bear while the ''Chesapeake’s'' defeat reflected its preparation and Lawrence’s ill timed decision making.

Broke received a head injury while leading the boarding party from which he only partially recovered. On his return to England, Broke was rewarded with a Baronet and Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB). He was also awarded a Naval Gold Medal, one of only eight awarded for single ship actions between 1794 and 1816. His injury prevented further active sea service but he continued to serve as an adviser to the navy on gunnery. In 1830 he advanced up the navy list to Rear Admiral.

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'''In the canon:'''

Broke appears in ''[[The Fortune of War]]'' and ''[[The Surgeon's Mate (novel)|The Surgeon's Mate]]'' in his historical role as Captain of the ''Shannon''. As such he is instrumental in the escape of Aubrey, Maturin and Villiers from [[Boston]]. Their presence on the ''Shannon'' makes them witness to its’ action with the ''Chesapeake'' and subsequent victorious arrival in Halifax. Broke however is more than a mere historical reference but also developed as a character.

O’Brian provides Broke with an extensive back-story. Aubrey states to Maturin that “ man and boy, I have known Philip Broke these twenty years and more.” He explains that he and Broke “are kind of cousins, and when my mother died I was packed off to stay at Broke hall for a while”. In a passage that echoes Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, Aubrey reminisces about summers spent on the banks of the river Orwell with “a misshapen sort of punt of our own, with a lugsail we were hardly strong enough to hoist: it was the most crossgrained brute that ever swam,” They undertook to run away to sea “but old Mr Broke came after us in the dog cart, took us back, and whipped us till we cried like puppies”. <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2089 </ref>

In providing Broke with a character beyond his historical record, it serves as a foil to Jack Aubrey and to advance the novel’s themes.

Broke’s emphasis on gunnery and its critical role in the victory over the ''Chesapeake'' provides a real world validation for Aubrey’s passion for gunnery. Within the world of the novel, both share a commitment to achieving overwhelming victory, often to the point of self abnegation. Like Aubrey, Broke personally funds his gunnery practice and has had to sell off part of his estate for funds. That Broke has chosen to burn captured prizes and forgo the benefits of prize money rather than risk diminishing his fighting capacity from absent prize crews points to his zeal and sacrifice. Jack notes with approval that the ''Shannon’s'' crew share this common purpose. “Jack admired the way he had formed his officers and men, so that they followed his opinion and shared his views...”<ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2158 </ref>

Broke also serves to develop the theme of marriage which is present throughout TFOW. In describing Broke to Maturin, Aubrey comments how Broke’s marriage had effected him. “ He had married by that time, not very well, I am afraid....I am afraid it weighs upon him. ...a woman that takes herself seriously, and cannot laugh - Lord, it must weigh upon him.” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2091 </ref> Broke’s marriage foreshadows Maturin’s subsequent marriage with Diana Villiers.

Broke’s moral rectitude, “there was a touch of the Puritan: no women aboard, the youngsters’ grog cut on the first occasion, and no bawdy at his table” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2092 </ref> contrasts with Aubrey’s moral pragmatism, and presages the difficulties Aubrey will encounter in Halifax without a firm moral compass.

Broke also represents the dawning modern age of Imperial industrial Britain. In observing Broke for the first time with Aubrey, Maturin notes the paradox of their different styles, “ Jack belonging more to the heartier, more flamboyant, hard-drinking eighteenth, Broke in the more discreet modern age that was spreading so fast...” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2145 </ref> As the ''Shannon'' prepares for action, its officers dress reflect this difference; “some like Broke... in the modern style of round hats and Hessian boots, some, like Jack in the traditional gold lace, white breeches, and silk stockings...” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2180 </ref> The change in habits and attitudes foreshadows Aubrey’s incipient concerns with age and mortality. At the moment when he is best able to savour the joy of their escape, Aubrey reflects “ He considered old age and its mutilations and wondered what it would do for him:...” <ref> FOW, omnibus HC edition, Norton, page 2158 </ref>

Having developed Broke as a character, he is returned to his narrow historical context in The Surgeon's Mate. Broke's illness delays the writing of his report of the victory and the departure of the packet vessel to carry the news to England.

== References ==

Admiral Sir P B V Broke, A Memoir. by John George Brighton. 1866

Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online

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==External Links==

http://books.google.com/books?id=ledDfnW-_asC&printsec=frontcover&client=firefox-a Brighton's memoir of Broke.

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/22499 Photo of Broke Hall.

http://www.bigenealogy.com/suffolk/nacton_parish.htm A family of the landed gentry.

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6 Ways to Celebrate the Bay this Thanksgiving

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You can have your turkey and save the Bay, too. (And pie of course.)
          

Those Who Farm Deserve Thanks and Support

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As we give thanks this season, let’s remember the important sacrifices our farmers and watermen make. This Thanksgiving, they are providing the plentiful food we’ll all enjoy.
          

Students Re-Energized by Fox Island Magic

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CBF's Pennsylvania Student Leadership Council President Lenka Platt reflects on her time on Virginia's Fox Island.
          

Oysters and Trees—Nature’s Filters Doing Double Duty

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Volunteers helped CBF plant more than 1,000 trees and shrubs at the home of Hollywood Oyster Co. in November.
          

Wreaths Across America

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Event date: December 14, 2019
Event Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location:
4075 Gordon Stinnett Ave.
PO Box 1360 (Mail)
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
Description:
We will be creating our own wreath wall to remember our fallen U.S. veterans, honor those who serve and teach children the value of freedom. So please come by and create a heartfelt wreath to contribute to our mission
          

Chesapeake Bay Board/Wetlands Board

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Event date: December 11, 2019
Event Time: 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Location:
101 Mounts Bay Road
Building F
Williamsburg, VA 23185
          

27th Santa’s Open Set For Next Week

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BERLIN- The Ocean Pines Golf and Country Club will be the celebratory hosts for the 27th Annual Santa’s Open Charity Golf Tournament next Saturday, December 7, to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake for the Eastern Shore.The club hosts 18 holes of gently sloping terrain and magnificent pines, providing golfers with a... Read more »

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Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK) : Exxon Mobil Will Determine The Turn

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CHK have been in a tremendous downside trend since peak at 2011 and has already missed an opportunity for a turn. The instrument is showing a very technical decline in 5 waves since the peak at 02.02.2011 and it is showing in the following chart: CHK Elliott Wave Analysis – Weekly Chart There is no … Continue reading "Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK) : Exxon Mobil Will Determine The Turn"
          

Chesapeake Bay Retriever Puppy Cost

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That old dream comes back

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Variations of this dream are recurring, throughout my life.

I am at my grandparent house that was on the Chesapeake bay, south of the Patuxent River mouth, north of the Potomac's, with a great big wide horizon.  In the 70's you couldn't see the far shore, so nothing but water to the East.  I was sleeping on the porch, and it was winter.  I must have woke up around 6 because the sun was just peaking up.  Then the moon zipped up past it, incredibly fast and impossibly full.  The bay was full of ice.  Not the usual ice, but like Great Lakes floes.  Then a hull came right at the house out of the northeast.   No mast or upper works.  It had a stylized figurehead emblem.  Not a person but like a capital letter B.  It beached and drove up, but shy of the house.  There were Roman soldiers on board.  I had to get an English to Latin dictionary of the grandfathers to communicate with them.

It's a good dream.  Rarely do the random ships land.

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Chesapeake antique store struggles during Centerville Turnpike Bridge closure

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday and most small businesses are expecting to see a steady flow of shoppers. However, a business owner in Chesapeake is fearing the worst ...
          

Things to do this weekend around Bel Air (Nov. 29-Dec. 1)

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Things to do this weekend around Bel Air include the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance’s 14th Annual Festival of Trees Friday and Saturday, the Liriodendron Mansion’s annual Holiday Open House Saturday and Sunday and the Bel Air 2019 Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting on Sunday. Friday, Nov. 29 Festival of Trees, Nov. 29 & 30 The Chesapeake […]

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Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation appoints three new members to board

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The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation has appointed three new members to its board. Here are the details provided: The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation Appoints Three New Board members Bel Air, Md., — November 27, 2019 — The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation appointed Patricia Jablon, Marshall Klein and Monica Worrell to its board of directors for […]

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50k sign on- Veterinary Ophthalmologist in VA Beach/ Chesapeake area | Community Veterinary Partners

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, Animal Eye Care in Virginia Beach is currently seeking a full or part time associate ophthalmologist to join our busy Virginia Beach/Chesapeake Virginia practice. We are currently offering a $50,000
          

Lyle Thompson One of the Best Native Lacrosse Players Ever

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Women Pastors and Chaplains Gather for Fellowship

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Story by Visitor Staff / Photo by LaTasha Hewitt

Earlier this month, women pastors and chaplains from across the Columbia Union Conference gathered with union and conference administrators for the second time in two years. Before supper at the Sheraton Hotel in Columbia, Md., the attendees took part in a debriefing about Annual Council 2019 where Columbia Union President Dave Weigley shared what the newly issued “warning status” means, and what it does not mean.

“It does not change your status in any way,” he said. “Neither did the vote [at the 2015 General Conference Session] in San Antonio (Texas) change your role. By policy, women may serve the Seventh-day Adventist Church as pastors, chaplains, elders, deaconesses and leaders.”

Rob Vandeman, executive secretary of the Union, added, “And that’s been the policy here in North America for 30 years. … The ordination votes at General Conference Session did not relate to the policy.”

During the rest of the event, the participants engaged in interactive activities designed to encourage self-reflection and create friendships, a lively post-dinner discussion about the joys and challenges of being a woman in ministry, and a prayer and anointing ceremony.

They were also treated to a firsthand look at new research from Andrews University (Mich.) about women who ministered in the early Christian church. “This research helps us know that women were an active part of not only the early church, but for centuries afterward up to the 12th Century AD, and why and how they all but disappeared,” said presenter Carina Prestes, an archaeologist and PhD candidate at Andrews. “We believe this information can help to inform present discussions in our church today.”

After the event, Sherilyn O’Ffill, a pastor who serves as associate director of Youth Ministries for the Potomac Conference, and is part of the event planning team, reflected, “This was a wonderful event full of laughter, good food, support and friendship.”

First time attendee Kandace Zollman, pastor for Nurture and Visitation at Chesapeake Conference’s Spencerville church in Silver Spring, Md., emailed, “Thank you for standing for us, and doing all you can to support women pastors in following the calling that God gives to those He has chosen.”

Those were the main goals, noted Celeste Ryan Blyden, Columbia Union vice president for Strategic Communication and Public Relations and chair of the planning team. “Because there are currently only 40 women pastors employed across the union, some understandably feel isolated and alone. We believe they benefit by coming together to fellowship with others who can relate to their story, journey and unique needs.”

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Paintball in Hampton Roads - Current Discounts

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Hair Stylist - Bella Capelli Hair Studio - Chesapeake, VA

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Frederick County Public Schools Receives ASBO and CHESPRA Awards

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The Association of School Business Officials International has recognized Frederick County Public Schools with a Meritorious Budget Award. In addition, the Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association has presented the school division with several awards as part of its 2019 Communications Contest.
          

Dining Out for Thanksgiving

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I’m someone who 100% would ask her mother the possibility of cooking a turkey in a microwave. She’d most likely convulse and pass out at the thought. I also burn toast so imagine me working a kitchen and having people depend on me for a cranberry pie.

Two words: please no.

Maybe this is you, or maybe you’re dodging the classic Thanksgiving feast. Whatever the reason, here are some local restaurants that are offering Thanksgiving dinner and still have reservations open.

Bar Solita

Times available: 6:15, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15, 7:30

Price: $29.95 per person

What’s on the menu: Turkey, ham, or turkey-ham dinner combo is on the table but the full dinner menu is still an option so uh, I don’t know about you but I’m eyeing those tapas.

Address: 123 W. Broad St.

Phone: 804-308-3605

Bistro 27

Times available: 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00

Price: $48.50 for adults; $24.25 for children 8 and under

What’s on the menu: three-course meal with a buffet selection of different types of salads and a bread station to carb it up. Entrees include prime ribs, bronzed salmon with whiskey roasted tomatoes, roasted turkey breast, beef ravioli, roasted chicken breast or a mysterious vegetarian dish. If you’re a Thanksgiving stuffing and cranberry sauce person, you’re in luck. They’ve got you.

Address: 27 West Broad St.

Phone: 804-780-0086

Bookbinder’s Seafood and Steakhouse

Times available: 5:45, 6:00

Price: Three-course meal for $70 per adult; $17 for children 12 and under

What’s on the menu: First course options include a Tobacco Row salad, roasted butternut squash soup or she crab soup. Second course options include pan-seared Chesapeake rockfish drizzled with a horseradish creme fraiche, the classic turkey dinner, filet mignon with a crispy puff pastry or pan-seared salmon served with green bean casserole and family-style mashed potatoes Dessert options are blackout chocolate layer pudding cake, key lime pie with oreo cookie crust or NY-style cheesecake.

Address: 2306 E Cary St Richmond, Virginia, 23223

Phone: 804-643-6900

Camden’s Dogtown Market

Times available: 11 a.m.

Price: $25

What’s on the menu: One of the few places that offers a seitan roast for your vegetarian or vegan pleasure. There’s also a roasted turkey with sage and thyme and sides that make me wish I could have a giant bathtub of it at all times. Yes, I’m talking about their sweet potato, pineapple, orange and apple casserole.

Address: 201 W 7th St

Phone: 804-745-6488

Max’s on Broad

Times available: for a party of 2, 12:30 to 8:30 is wide open;

Price: $29.95 per person

What’s on the menu: Since it’s another restaurant that’s part of RVA Hospitality group, the Thanksgiving menu will be the same as Tarrant’s and Bar Solita. Expect the “fixins.” The dinner menu is still fair game, which means their seared scallops and yellowfin tuna seared medium rare may be calling my name.

Address: 305 Brook Rd.

Phone: 804-225-0400

Nick’s Roman Terrace

Times available: 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.

Price: $28 per person for a prix-fixe menu

What’s on the menu: Nick’s famous rolls and a turkey, ham, dressing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and gravy dinner.

Address: 8051 W Broad St.

Phone: 804-270-2988

Patrick Henry Pub & Grille

Times available: noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m.

Price: $32 per adult, $16 for children 12 and under; walk-ins are $40 per adult, $20 for children

What’s on the menu: Oh, baby. We’re talking mac n’cheese, we’re talking deep-fried turkey and prime rib and we’re talking green bean casserole. Everything is buffet style so stuff your face with every pie they have available. Spoiler alert, it’s cranberry, apple and pumpkin.

Address: 2300 E Broad St.

Phone: 804-644-4242

Sam Miller’s

Times available: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: $49 per person

What’s on the menu: Appetizers include a grilled scallop crostini topped with a bacon cranberry jam, crab soup, pumpkin and acorn squash soup or roasted carrot and asparagus salad topped with toasted pecan vinaigrette. For the entree, you have the option of a turkey dinner, lump crab cake, a mustard glazed salmon or a brown-butter-basted filet mignon. The third and final course, options include pumpkin pie, pome-berry cheesecake or white chocolate cranberry bread pudding.

Address: 1210 East Cary St.

Phone: 804-644-5465

Tarrant’s West

Times available: 8:15, 8:30 p.m.

Price: $29.95 per adult; $15.95 for children 10 and under

What’s on the menu: Full dinner menu is fair game but traditional turkey, ham or turkey-ham dinner is available

Address: 11129 Three Chopt Rd

Phone: 804-205-9009

The Tobacco Company

Times available: 5 p.m. for a party of 6

Price: For a little Thanksgiving dinner, it’s $30 for adults and $16 for children

What’s on the menu: Full dinner menu is fair game but this one includes roasted turkey breast with applewood smoked ham, a pecan sweet potato casserole and southern cornbread stuffing.

Address: 1201 East Cary St.

Phone: 804-782-9555

Trevi’s Grill

Times available: 11:00 - 3:00 p.m. with seating available every half hour

Price: $42 per adult, $20 for children 6-12

What’s on the menu: Trevi’s has a twist: it’s a Thanksgiving brunch from 11a.m. to 3p.m that includes mimosas and complimentary parking. There’s multiple stations, such as breakfast that includes bananas foster french toast and southern spiced breakfast potatoes, seafood, meats and cheese, salads, soups that include a butternut squash bisque, entrees such as southern blackened salmon or vegan quinoa and desserts. We’re talking spiced cranberry oatmeal cream pies, apple cobbler and liquid nitrogen spun ice cream.

Address: 100 S 12th St.

Phone: 804-344-7000

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Not a Thanksgiving dinner but Island Shrimp Co. and Casa Del Barco are offering a Friendsgiving happy hour that goes from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. Just in case you’re thinking of getting boozy in public.

          

Registered Technician for Neurology Practice | Veterinary Neurology & Imaging of the Chesapeake

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Hospitalist Physician Job job in Virginia Beach North Carolina (NC) - #hospitalist #hospitalmedicine #academichospitalist #meded #medtwitter

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Outer Banks North Carolina Hospitalist position available Our critical access hospital client is seeking an additional hospitalist to join their established program with three other physicians and one APP. Located 90 minutes from Chesapeake VA this beautiful coastal community of 3 000 population swe
          

Great Fox is Disappearing

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Rising waters are swallowing up another island in Chesapeake Bay. Read More…
          

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The Brass Genius of Botti

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Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, who, aside from his Grammy-winning chops, is known for movie-star good looks and hip threads, brings his still-youthful vibe—he’s now 57—to the Avalon at Chesapeake College concert series Thursday night, Dec. 5.

Thanks to the Monty Alexander Jazz Festival, which celebrated its first decade in September, Easton—for a small town—has acquired [...]

          

Maryland Continues Funding for Protective Crop Plantings

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About $5 million the state of Maryland has set aside for farmers to plant protective crops has gone wanting in recent years.

For the second year in a row, the state has spent less than it set aside on a program that Maryland uses in its favor when tallying efforts to clean up the Chesapeake [...]



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