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The Trafalgar Chronicle By Peter Hore

The Trafalgar Chronicle

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The Trafalgar Chronicle is a prime source of information as well as the publication of choice for new research about the Georgian navy.
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The Trafalgar Chronicle: Dedicated to Naval History in the Nelson Era: New Series 4 by Peter Hore

The Trafalgar Chronicle is a prime source of information as well as the publication of choice for new research about the Georgian navy, sometimes also loosely referred to as Nelson's Navy', though its scope reaches out to include all the sailing navies of the period. A central theme is the Trafalgar campaign and the epic battle of 21 October 1805 involving British, French and Spanish ships, and some 30,000 men of a score of nations. The next edition, new series No 4, will be themed on the people who knew Nelson, his friends and his contemporaries, as well as technical and scientific changes which were taking place at the turn of the eighteenth century. Contributions include an article by former US Navy Secretary John Lehman on Stephen Decatur and another by Professor John Hattendorf on Admiral Sir John Gambier, and the observations of American scientist, Professor Benjamin Silliman, who visited Britain in 1805. Other characters who appear are the New York-born Westphal brothers, Jack Punch' Perkins who was the first black officer in the Royal Navy, William Pringle Green who was so critical of the results at Trafalgar, and the two Loyalist Richard Bulkeleys, father and son, who served with Nelson at the beginning and at the end of his career. Two articles on technology in the Georgian navy address the surprising developments of the carronade and ballooning in the age of Nelson. Like earlier editions of The Trafalgar Chronicle, this edition is sumptuously illustrated with some seldom-seen pictures and will appeal to naval and social historians whether they are academics, antiquarians or amateurs or the reader who is curious to learn about significant but often overlooked aspects of naval history.

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About Peter Hore


CAPTAIN PETER HORE, RN, now retired, is a former Head of Defence Studies for the Royal Navy. He is the author of numerous books, and is currently Associate Editor of Warships: International Fleet Review. He is also a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Vice President of the Royal Naval Museum. He has recently edited Nelson's Band of Brothers and written a biography of Henry Harwood, victor at the battle of the River Plate, both published by Seaforth.

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NGR9781526759504
The Trafalgar Chronicle: Dedicated to Naval History in the Nelson Era: New Series 4 by Peter Hore
Peter Hore
New
Paperback
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
2019-11-06
256
1526759500
9781526759504
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