Events for Sunday 2nd August 2020
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
(Hardback - 224 pages)
by Graham A Thomas
On 2 August 1708 Captain Woodes Rogers set sail from Bristol with two ships, the Duke and Dutchess, on an epic voyage of circumnavigation that was to make himfamous. His mission was to attack, plunder and pillage Spanish ships wherever he could. And, as Graham Thomas shows in this tense… 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.