Trafalgar

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The famous Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 effectively saved Britain from invasion by Napoleon. In the 'Boney' chapter of SARUM, an account is given of Admiral Nelson's great battle, some of the ships involved, and the press gang system that provided the crews. The story especially concerns two ships, the little frigate 'Euryalus' and the 'Swiftsure', both built at Bucklers Hard in the New Forest, and the latter commanded by the author's ancestor, William Gordon Rutherfurd.
See also Buckler's Hard in THE FOREST




 

 

 

Did You Know?
Only one man was allowed to live in the royal palace of China, known as the Forbidden City: the emperor. All the other inhabitants were either women - wives, concubines or servants - or the famous palace eunuchs. Nearly all eunuchs were castrated when they were still only boys. But there were just a few who chose to be castrated after they became men, and even had children of their own. They did it for the money. 




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