About This Object
The remains of a knee high leather boot; the top is turned over and the part enclosing the leg has become separate from the foot section. During the mid-eighteenth century boots were worn mainly for riding and by the military. This is likely to have been a marine’s boot (soldiers from the 37th regiment were travelling on board the Invincible). The marines were a reliable, well maintained and disciplined force employed for maintaining discipline on board ship and for employment on shore as needed.