The Irish in the Peninsula

I've always found it funny that when I hear people talk about the British victories in the Peninsular War (and later Waterloo) when I think they should be called Irish...

Lawmaker's Parties

I've always noticed that whenever lawmakers got together in the good old days; they always had a grand party. I wonder what the world would look like if Metternich had...

The Battle of Cape St. Vincent (14 February 1797)

The battle of Cape St.Vincent was a smashing defeat to the Spanish in the French Revolutionary Wars. The British had a much smaller fleet but still managed to make off...

Piping

     Piping is an ancient naval tradition. It involves the blowing of a very shrill metal whistle (a boatswain's call) to relay orders aboard a ship. The sound carries much farther...

Alfred Mahan: The Father of Seapower

Alfred Mahan (1840-1914) was an unlikely naval innovator. He served, not as a combat officer, but as a staff officer blockading Confederate Ports  in the U.S Civil War (1861-1865). This experience...