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Read our blog to get the lowdown from our experts and go behind the scenes at Royal Museums Greenwich.

13 February 2017

The Royal Navy has a tradition of selecting warship names that reflect its aggressive ethos, good examples being Victory, Dreadnought and Invincible. However, this is neatly counterbalanced by an equal penchant for other names that range from place names (Nottingham), to flowers (Gladiolus) to the charming (Coquette) with occasional stops for the downright bizarre (Gay Forester).

13 February 2017

'Emma Hamilton' exhibition curator Quintin Colville takes a fresh look at Emma and Lord Nelson's love affair.

10 February 2017

We're all gearing up for tonight's penumbral lunar eclipse. Royal Observatory Astronomer, Colin Stuart, tells us what it is and how to see it. 

9 February 2017

For a short period between her 14th and 16th birthdays, necessity forced Emma Hamilton into Covent Garden, the heart of London’s sex trade. Ahead of her talk at Seduction Late on 14 February, Catherine Curzon traces the life of another extraordinary woman drawn to London’s sex trade.

9 February 2017

On 14 February, Emma Hamilton cordially invites you to the National Maritime Museum for an evening of dancing, gaming, exquisite conversation and revelry. Illustrious fellow guest and expert dancer Mrs Bennet shares her excitement getting ready for the ball… 

8 February 2017

Muse is the third post in our series exploring the many fascinating identities Emma Hamilton held throughout her life. It explores Emma's rise to fame, in collaboration with the famous artist George Romney. 

6 February 2017

Caroline Paige reveals the untold story of what it meant to be transgender in the British military before and after permissive LGBT service, the highs and the lows, in peacetime and in war.

1 February 2017

February will be a good month for Moon viewing including a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse. 

30 January 2017

Journals are not naturally the first place that maritime researchers turn to; however, one that deserves investigating is The Nautical Magazine.

26 January 2017

Systematically working on the Museum’s collection of ship portraits is a great way to see how the same naval actions have been depicted by different artists, at different times and in different ways.

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