Nelson and the Royal Navy

Podcast by Professor Andrew Lambert, King's College London

In this podcast, Professor Andrew Lambert outlines the role of Nelson and the Royal Navy in Napoleon’s defeat and the development of the navy through the nineteenth century. 

Students will find it useful to compare Professor Lambert’s views to those of Professor Bruce Collins, also in this series. 

Specification overlap:

  • Edexcel ‘The British Experience of Warfare’
  • OCR ‘The Changing Nature of Warfare’

1. The Navy during the Napoleonic Wars
2. The development of technology and infrastructure
3. Graham’s reforms of 1832
4. Fisher’s reforms
5. The development of naval recruitment
6. The defeat of Napoleon at sea
7. The importance of Nelson’s leadership

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