What I’m Listening To: The Battle of Trafalgar – In Our Time – BBC Podcasts [Audio]

What I’m Listening To: The Battle of Trafalgar – In Our Time – BBC Podcasts

What I'm Listening To: The Battle of Trafalgar - In Our Time - BBC Podcasts [Audio]

What I'm Listening To: The Battle of Trafalgar - In Our Time - BBC Podcasts

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the events of 21st October 1805, in which the British fleet led by Nelson destroyed a combined Franco-Spanish fleet in the Atlantic off the coast of Spain. Nelson’s death that day was deeply mourned in Britain, and his example proved influential, and the battle was to help sever ties between Spain and its American empire. In France meanwhile, even before Nelson’s body was interred at St Paul’s, the setback at Trafalgar was overshadowed by Napoleon’s decisive victory over Russia and Austria at Austerlitz, though Napoleon’s search for his lost naval strength was to shape his plans for further conquests. The image above is from ‘The Battle of Trafalgar’ by JMW Turner (1824). With James Davey Lecturer in Naval and Maritime History at the University of Exeter Marianne Czisnik Independent researcher on Nelson and editor of his letters to Lady Hamilton And Kenneth Johnson Research Professor of National Security at Air University, Alabama Producer: Simon Tillotson

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