2016-10-19 ColinvanGeffen



Wednesday 19th October

Colin van Geffen

Nelson and HMS Victory – Their Lives and Times


HMS Victory was laid down in 1759 and launched in 1765 as a 104 gun, first-rate ship of the line. Flagship to Admirals Keppel, Howe and Jervis she is best remembered as Nelson’s flagship at Trafalgar in 1805. Speaker and artist Colin van Geffen returns with another well-researched talk on the key events – successes and failures – of two of our best known historical icons and how their paths crossed, culminating at Trafalgar – and after.


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