Have a little history with your alcohol, the better to pretend that you’re not a drunk, you’re an intellectual… Happy summer 🙂
Two months out and hours from port, a debate broke out between the captain and the master. The fateful decision was taken to proceed immediately under the master and the Captain returned to his cabin. […]
Take a vast collection of 18th- and 19th-century ship’s logs (1), digitise their contents and geolocate each entry. Stick those millions of data points, on a blank map of the world, and this extraordinary image […]
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 […]
*SPOILERS* In Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander, Stephen Maturin, indifferent to wealth but desperately impoverished, accepts Commander “Lucky Jack” Aubrey’s invitation to become ship’s surgeon primarily to avoid starvation.
The iconic naval victories of Admiral Lord Nelson (1758-1805) made him a British hero. Dr. Quintin Colville and Dr. James Davey pick out the moments in Nelson’s life that propelled him to greatness. This article […]
The United States has a special history, and thus bears a unique stake, when it comes to the flight of foreign refugees, particularly those seeking sanctuary from oppression and violence.
Admiral Lord Nelson’s Extant Garments get a separate gallery, too: All images courtesy of the National Maritime Museum unless otherwise noted.
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 […]