Today is the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar. A few choice snippets:
From the BBC:
The victory over Spanish and French fleets is being celebrated throughout Britain and commemorated in Spain.
The youngest Brit in the battle was 8, the oldest 68. One woman was involved officially, though it was not unknown for women to serve in secret at the time.
The ship that brought news of the victory back to Britain was the mighty HMS Pickle.