The Battle of Trafalgar is one of the most famous naval battles in British history. Nelson led Britain to victory over a combined French and Spanish fleet, but was shot and died during the battle.
When a fashionable society artist met a strikingly beautiful and expressive young woman, the shockwaves would continue for years to come.
Who was John Harrison, and how did his inventions help to solve the problem of finding longitude at sea?
How astronomers including Nevil Maskelyne, fifth Astronomer Royal, helped solve the longitude problem.
HMS Victory was Lord Nelson's flagship in his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.
Portsmouth is a major British naval base. Nelson left from Portsmouth on board HMS Victory to go to the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
As well as being a naval hero, Lord Nelson was an interesting and complex man. His letters and diaries reveal much about his character.
Toll for the brave – the story of the Royal George and how it went down in a home port with huge loss of life.
William Bligh was an officer in the Royal Navy and was the victim of a mutiny on his ship, the Bounty, in 1789.
Beagle was a Royal Navy ship, famed for taking English naturalist Charles Darwin on his first expedition around the world in 1831–36.