Events for Friday 2nd August 2013
On This Day in History
Captain Woodes Rogers sets sail from Bristol2nd August 1708
On 2 August 1708 Captain Woodes Rogers set sail from Bristol with two ships, the Duke and Duchess, on an epic voyage of circumnavigation that was to make him famous. His mission was to attack, plunder and pillage Spanish ships wherever he could.
Further ReadingPirate Hunter - The Life of Captain Woodes Rogers
(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Graham A Thomas
On 2 August 1708 Captain Woodes Rogers set sail from Bristol with two ships, the Duke and Duchess, on an epic voyage of circumnavigation that was to make him famous. His mission was to attack, plunder and pillage Spanish ships wherever he could. And, as Graham Thomas shows in this… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.
Battle of the Nile2nd August 1798
The battle of the Nile was the climax of a naval campaign that had ranged across the Mediterranean during the previous three months, as a large French convoy sailed from Toulon to Alexandria, carrying an expeditionary force under General Napoleon Bonaparte. The French were defeated by the British forces led by Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson.
Further ReadingNelson's Battles
(Paperback - 254 pages)
by Oliver Warner
Horatio Nelson was the greatest naval commander of his age. In this masterly analysis of his fighting career, the acclaimed naval historian Oliver Warner examines every battle in which he participated, but concentrates on the three in which his command as an admiral was crucial. The first was the Battle… Read more...Only £6.99 at Pen & Sword Books.
This Day's Events
Adrian Greaves two-day author signing - The Tribe That Washed Its SpearsStarts: Fri 2nd August
Ends: Sat 3rd August
Price: Free to attend
Tel: 01580 766699
Waterstones, 47 High Street, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6BJ
AUthor signing in Tenterden, KentJoin Zulu War expert Adrian Greaves for a two-day signing of his latest book The Tribe That Washed its Spears. A unique look at the South African War from the Zulu's perspective. Co written by Xolani Mkhize.
The author will be in attendance on Friday, 2 August and Saturday, 3 August, 11am-4pm.