When a 22-year-old Pardon Mawney Whipple received his midshipman’s warrant in December of 1812, the war between America and Britain was well underway. By 1813 USS Constitution had already met with, and defeated, HMS Guerriere and HMS […]
This video shows the physical manifestations of diseases from our period and before. Thankfully almost all of these diseases are incredibly rare today, but our dear Stephen would have been familiar with the symptoms if […]
An interview with the late author Patrick O’Brian at The Mariners’ Museum, in Newport News, VA, on April 11, 1995. Then Museum President and CEO John Hightower moderated the interview and questions. This event preceded […]
*SPOILERS* The gripping first installment of our beloved series, dramatised by Roger Danes. First broadcast on May 11, 1995, this BBC 4 radio performance features Michael Troughton as Captain Jack Aubrey and Nigel Anthony as […]
*SPOILERS* Jack Aubrey sets sail for Australia in his new command, HMS Leopard. His mission – to transport a group of convicts to Botany Bay, including a woman, Louisa Wogan, who has been spying for the […]
*SPOILERS* Patrick O’Brian’s naval epic set in 1809, dramatised by Roger Danes. Starring David Robb as Captain Jack Aubrey and Richard Dillane as Doctor Stephen Maturin. Jack Aubrey is promoted (temporarily) to Commodore to lead […]
*SPOILERS* Naval battles, political intrigue and romantic rivalry in Roger Danes’s dramatization of Patrick O’Brian’s novel, set in 1804 in England, India and on the high seas.
Admiral Lord Nelson was Jack Aubrey’s personal hero for a very good reason. Bold, ambitious and creative, he was a master tactician and helped win some of the greatest battles of the Napoleonic War. The […]