Here are some of the most fascinating journals and letters to have been written in the last 300 years, all performed by leading actors in a dramatised setting with music and soundtrack.
Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), known as 'The Hero' during his own lifetime, was both an inspiring commander and an innovative tactician, becoming a rear admiral after defeating the Spanish fleet at the battle of Cape St Vincent. He was also responsible for the great victories of the Nile (1798) and Cophenagen (1801). Revered by his officers and men, he was renowned for both his arrogance and his scandalous love affair with the beautiful Emma Hamilton.
Nelson was tragically killed by a musket shot from the mizen-top of the French ship Redoubtable during the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805 after effecting the greatest naval victory in the history of the Royal Navy. Download and start listening now!