OK - I’ll admit now I feel a bit sorry for him. Despite his obvious advantages and the speed of his promotions, his entire career so far sounds like it’s been a bit of a disappointment. His victories have been short lived, he’s lost a lot of men, he doesn’t really believe in himself and he seems to have spent most of his life lying around on ships being ill. Then he loses the use of his arm and you wouldn’t blame him for throwing in the towel. But that’s not allowed in this time of imperial conflict and he’s back in the sea before you can say ‘Trafalgar’. Then they put him in charge of a ship that’s not even British (I’ve mis-transcribed some of the text - it should say the Albemarle was captured from the French, not by them), and on returning from its first mission, it gets caught in a storm, collides with another ship and nearly ends up driven aground. He’s basically a walking disaster area and the kiss of death to anything naval. Maybe that’s why he eventually succeeds at naval warfare? I don’t know. And I’ll never know, because that’s where this story ends. The original Ladybird book by L. du Garde Peach carries on for another 30-odd pages, but I obviously couldn’t find it next time I looked and started copying out a book about Christopher Columbus instead. FURTHER READING The Story of Nelson Nelson on Wikipedia The Nelson Society Trafalgar Day
The Story of Nelson: 7
The Story of Nelson - Part 7
People in the Old Stone Age Guy Fawkes People in the Old Stone Age: 2 People in the Old Stone Age: 3 The New Stone Age People of the Bronze Age The Story of Nelson: 1 The Story of Nelson: 2 The Story of Nelson: 3 Florence Nightingale The Story of Nelson: 4 The Story of Nelson: 5 The Story of Nelson: 6 The Story of Nelson: 7 Christopher Columbus: 1 Christopher Columbus: 2 The Soldier Napoleon Bonaparte Napoleon’s Mother The Queen of Spain The French Revolution The Surrender of Toulon Upon Return From Italy The Armed Revolt Josephine de Beauharnais The Thin Young Man The Little Corporal The Most Famous Man in France A Proposal About Egypt Master of France Weary of War Hero of the People Emperor at 34 Danger Across the Sea Wherever Wood Can Float An Empire in Decline
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To be continued…
TERM 3 1980 continues with the embassy siege and The Empire Strikes Back
Lazer Lash An exciting criminal spy adventure in a world made of lasers!
Woman Line Which of these five squiggly lines leads to the woman?
FAIRBURN The place where I wrote all this rubbish
The Forgotten World John and Mick fall foul of some extreme potholing
Florence Nightingale What if Florence Nightingale had lived in the Year 2000?
The Story of Nelson
Part Seven
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To be continued…
The Story of Nelson - Part 7
OK - I’ll admit now I feel a bit sorry for him. Despite his obvious advantages and the speed of his promotions, his entire career so far sounds like it’s been a bit of a disappointment. His victories have been short lived, he’s lost a lot of men, he doesn’t really believe in himself and he seems to have spent most of his life lying around on ships being ill. Then he loses the use of his arm and you wouldn’t blame him for throwing in the towel. But that’s not allowed in this time of imperial conflict and he’s back in the sea before you can say ‘Trafalgar’. Then they put him in charge of a ship that’s not even British (I’ve mis-transcribed some of the text - it should say the Albemarle was captured from the French, not by them), and on returning from its first mission, it gets caught in a storm, collides with another ship and nearly ends up driven aground. He’s basically a walking disaster area and the kiss of death to anything naval. Maybe that’s why he eventually succeeds at naval warfare? I don’t know. And I’ll never know, because that’s where this story ends. The original Ladybird book by L. du Garde Peach carries on for another 30- odd pages, but I obviously couldn’t find it next time I looked and started copying out a book about Christopher Columbus instead. FURTHER READING The Story of Nelson Nelson on Wikipedia The Nelson Society Trafalgar Day
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TERM 3 1980 continues with the embassy siege and The Empire Strikes Back
Lazer Lash An exciting criminal spy adventure in a world made of lasers!
Woman Line Which of these five squiggly lines leads to the woman?