John Simmonds was a sailor in Nelson's Navy at the Battle of Trafalgar. Discover a bit about the Battle itself and find out more about the incredible journey of John Simmonds himself. 

An Extraordinary Tale

Hear all about John Simmonds and his true journey from enslavement in Jamaica, to joining Nelson's Navy and it's diverse crew. 



Roll Up! Roll Up!

Hear all about life on board a ship in Nelson's Navy and decide for yourself whether it's a life you would enjoy.



The Battle

It's October 1805, and Nelson's Navy is readying for a great sea battle against the French and Spanish. 


The Surrender

So how did the Battle of Trafalgar end? Let John Simmonds bring this story to a close.



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