Friday, October 21, 2005

I Almost Forgot

Happy Trafalgar Day, everyone.

200 years ago today, Admiral Horatio Nelson led his fleet in to battle from the deck of the Victory, saying "England expects that every man will do his duty," and beating the French navy and their Spanish allies.

This, by the way, ushered in the most powerful age of British power, leading (after Napoleon's final defeat) to the century or so of unchallenged British Imperialism. So, unlike a lot of other things on this blog, it's actually worth noting.

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