Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves!
Presented by Captain Thomas Masterman Hardy, of HMS Victory – an in-depth look at life aboard a ship of the line during the wars against Napoleon, culminating in victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, where Lord Nelson was slain.
As always, our Black Knight discovery days let your students handle lots of artefacts. For this period, that includes: hard tack, monkey fist, signal flags, period documents, canon, gunpowder (just to look at!), and a cat o’ nine tails.
Captain Masterman will tell you about life aboard his ship with the crew of officers and men, teach you some nautical terms, and regale you with some sailors’ myths and legends.