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 a veteran of Trafalgar. As a 21 year-old midshipman, William Hicks was an aide-de-camp to Captain Pellew of the Conqueror, which took possession of Admiral Villeneuve’s flagship Bucentaure.
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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 […]