Opportunities are there for the taking. So thinks Redvers Potter of Stoke Coachworks and Pottery Company, anyway.
Travelling to London to invest Family money in the new Bank Of England, he stumbles across one. A chance meeting with a man on the way leads him to strike out on his own, away from the Family Company and into the world of Navy gun smithing with a new Company.
This is the first step on a considerable journey that is destined to lead him to risk ruin, dishonour and humiliation and both make and break new friendships and Family ties. It also leads to unexpected love, fortune and marriage. It take him to exotic India….. and Europe.
Specifically Germanic Europe and two hitherto unregarded towns; Oberglau and Blenheim.
But at least he wasn’t alone. He goes with some travelling companions.
Tens of thousands of men in red coats.