Great Britons: William Bligh – Infamous for the Mutiny on the Bounty But Sold Short by History


Editor's Note: On this day in 1754, William Bligh was born so it's fitting that he kick off the latest series of 12 articles about great figures from British History.  William Bligh was a sailor and ship’s captain best remembered for his role in … [Read more...]

British Travels: The Echoes of the Battle of Trafalgar at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard


Because of his towering height, Captain Hardy had to crouch below the beams in the lower deck of HMS Victory. It was quite a scene. Gunpowder still thick in the air. A legend lay dying. It was Hardy's task to inform Nelson that they were victorious … [Read more...]