Friday, 22 January 2010


A famous painting, a famous warship

J.M.W. Turner painted it on the way to its breaking; it fought to relieve Nelson’s Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. 185 feet long, 205 feet from keel to masthead, its statistics are amazing. Sam Wills has scoured the Admiralty archives to produce a new book about it, and The Daily Mail has an excerpt.

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