The book is the first of a trilogy exploring the social history of Gibraltar in the 18th century, from the capture in 1704 to the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The trilogy is entitled In the Shadow of the British Fortress of Gibraltar. This is the first detailed study of the social history of this period.
This book, the first of the trilogy and is entitled Forging a Civilian Community 1704-1749.
The other two books in the trilogy will be published in 2021. The first will cover the period from 1749 to the end of the Great Siege. The other will cover the period from after the Great Siege to the Battle of Trafalgar of 1805.