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 […]
Obviously, when speaking of the Napoleonic Wars, the rivalry of England vs. France tends to receive top billing. Yet it is important to remember that Napoleon’s goal was not simply to subjugate his own country […]
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 […]
O’Brian wrote this short piece, included in the first of the New York Times Magazine’s six millennium issues. It appeared among a page of “The Best” written by a score of other notable writers. O’Brian’s department […]
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 […]
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, […]
The following dispatches and diary entries are taken from a book of Nelson’s letters. They give us deep insight into the working of that great man’s mind as well as all the preparations and maneuvering […]
The signal issued by Lord Nelson from the HMS Victory during the Battle of Trafalgar is famous for its patriotism and poignancy. It was communicated via flags hoisted in a specific order.