The swashbuckling novels of Patrick O’Brian and C.S. Forester owe much of their inspiration to one man: Lord Cochrane, a seafaring Scot whose life was marked by adventure, adulation and scandal. David Cordingly reports. The Real Master […]
At the core of Patrick O’Brian’s works are the characters of Lucky Jack Aubrey and Dr. Stephen Maturin, and their “study-in-contrasts” friendship. The friendship between Jack and Stephen is one of the most vivid and […]
Commodore (soon to be Admiral) Lord Nelson explains his boarding party’s actions during the Battle of Cape St. Vincent, when they took the San Josef and he received her surrender. The soldiers of the 69th, […]
Captain Robert Calder of HMS Victory arrived at the Admiralty on March 8th 1797 with dispatches from Admiral Sir John Jervis: Victory, in Lagos Bay, February 16th, 1797. Sir, The hopes of falling in with […]
The following is an excerpt from some promotional material about the filming of the movie. It explains the retrofitting the Rose underwent to become the HMS Surprise as well as some of the techniques used […]
A look at the making of what many have called the most historically accurate Napoleonic era movie ever filmed on land or sea. May God set a flower upon Peter Weir’s head!
One aspect of Napoleonic naval warfare that is somewhat difficult for denizens of the modern age to comprehend is the position of Royal Marines on Royal Navy ships. Throughout the Aubrey/Maturin series, we have the […]