Events for Friday 21st October 2011
On This Day in History
Nelson victorious at the Battle of Trafalgar21st October 1805
In one of the most decisive battles in history, a British fleet under Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats a combined French and Spanish fleet at the Battle of Trafalgar fought off the coast of Spain. At sea, Lord Nelson and the Royal Navy consistently thwarted Napoleon, who led France to pre-eminence on the European mainland. After the crushing defeat at Trafalgar, Napoleon was forced to abandon his plans for an invasion of England.
Further ReadingThe Battle of Trafalgar
(Paperback - 256 pages)
by Geoffrey Bennett
Captain Bennett was, for many years, a serving officer in the Royal Navy as well as being one of the most highly regarded naval historians of his time. He sets the battle in the context of the world-wide struggle against Napoleon, describes the ships, their crews and the tactics of… Read more...Only £7.99 at Pen & Sword Books.
This Day's Events
Brian Boru Trophy 2011Starts: Fri 21st October
Ends: Sat 22nd October
Jervis Street, Dublin
Wargaming in DublinThis will be a 2-day, 4-round, themed event. This year's theme is Armies and Enemies of the Roman Republic. The list of permitted armies and associated date ranges has now been finalised and is given below. To encourage the use of Republican Roman armies in the spirit of the theme, there will be a special "Top Consul" prize for the player with the highest non-podium finish using an army based on one of the Roman lists marked * on the list of permitted armies below.
Healing In Hell book signingStarts: Fri 21st October
Ends: Fri 21st October
Waterstones, Wakefield, Ridings Centre WF1 1YB