“Master and Commander—gee, that was a hard film to make,” cinematographer Russell Boyd acknowledges in his understated way. “There is no easy film, of course, but both Master and The Way Back were very demanding physically—The Way Back because of […]
Admiral Lord Nelson’s Extant Garments get a separate gallery, too: All images courtesy of the National Maritime Museum unless otherwise noted.
Discovered some excellent additions to the Civilian Extant Garments gallery on the V&A site: The V&A is amazing, but their collection is so extensive that some of it isn’t very well photographed. I kept […]
The hottest fashion trends of 200 years ago!
This uniform belonging to Lieutenant William Hicks is the only known surviving example of a Royal Navy lieutenant’s uniform from the Napoleonic Era (1812-25 regulation pattern). It is even more noteworthy for having belonged to […]
Lord Nelson’s reputation as one of the greatest naval minds of the Napoleonic Era is not a modern invention. He was considered a hero during his lifetime, long before Trafalgar, to the extent that many […]
This is a new addition to our Well-Dressed Men album, which until now featured caricatures and paintings of what our favorite Royal Navy officers and sailors wore during the Napoleonic Wars. Thanks to the excellent resources at […]
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!