Published 2004 by Leo Cooper an imprint of Pen and Sword Books
Mary McGrigor’s ‘Defiant and Dismasted at Trafalgar’ is based on James Allen’s (1841) original biography of one of Nelson’s ‘Band of Brothers’, Sir William Hargood, whose ship, Belleisle (74), was in action at Trafalgar.
Book's condition and details:
A navy cloth bound book with gilt lettering to the spine - No inscriptions - all pages and illustrations are pristine - binding square and tight - contempory illustrations - Condition at least NEAR FINE.
Dust wrapper is unclipped and is also in at least NEAR FINE condition.
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An extremely nice "AS NEW" copy !
Weight unwrapped 490 grams - Weight wrapped for postage < 750 gms.
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There is surely no more thrilling period of naval history than that of the Nelsonian era. The Royal Navy was at the heart of British life and in near constant action against enemies, particularly the French.
Captain William Hargood was one of a select band of naval commanders, whose qualities and actions brought triumph, influence and wealth to their country. The greatest of them all was indisputably Horatio Nelson, a close friend, but, without men like Hargood, Nelson’s achievements would never be possible.
By good fortune, an author named Joseph Allen was commissioned by Hargood’s widow to record her husband’s extraordinary career at sea. One of the few surviving copies of this biography is owned by Sir Charles McGrigor Bt. Whose wife Mary is a distinguished author and editor. Recognising the book’s importance she has drawn heavily on it to produce a thrilling and revealing account of life and command at sea in the period. Given Hargood’s extraordinary career which culminated so dramatically at Trafalgar when his ship the Belleisle (74) was at the centre of the action, there could not have been a better subject. Those who are familiar with the characters of C. S. Forester’s and Patrick O’Brians imaginations will delight in this real life hero.
Defiant and Dismasted at Trafalgar not only proves yet again that fact is superior to fiction but will thrill all with a fascination for our Natiion's heritage and, in partiular, naval history.