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Today in 1797, in the waters off Cape St. Vincent,

The Battle of Cape St. Vincent, pitting Great Britain’s Royal Navy against the Spanish Fleet, was fought.

The engagement was the first of an important series of Horatio Nelson’s naval victories leading up to the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. 262 more words

Military History

Nelson Standing Tall

Standing 170 feet Horatio Nelson casts his gaze down Whitehall, a beautiful reminder of a courageous man. This statue is situated in one of my favourite locations, I quickly realised that as many times as I have visited Trafalgar Square I don’t pay anywhere near enough attention to Nelson himself, it is such a calming spot in a bustling London. 17 more words


Quote of the Day

‘It is just the kind of thing Nelson might have done — prompt — straight at ‘em.’
‘You know Lord Nelson, sir?’
‘I had the honour of serving under him at the Nile,’ said Jack, ‘and of dining in his company twice.’ His face broke into a smile at the recollection.

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Quote Of The Day

7. London Museum Crawl

London 7: Wednesday, 14 May, the Museum Crawl
Look, up there in the sky: it’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, it’s the erratic and scarce London sun up and at ‘em early this morning.  3,311 more words


fingers crossed

Just sent off my short story collection to a highly recommended literary prize, the Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize run by Black Balloon Press, NY.   Results in February 2015.  40 more words


Unattended iPhone Pic

One of my Photography Two students left me a little surprise on my iPhone (which I’d left unattended on my desk)

Uh-oh.  Let that be a reminder to keep my phone away in the future.   88 more words


Trafalgar Day: 21st October

Trafalgar Square.  Nelson’s Column.

Famous names, famous landmarks.

But why were they created? What was Trafalgar before it was a square?

And who was Nelson before he was put on such a pedestal? 916 more words

British History