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Empire of the Seas: How the Navy Forged the Modern World

Series 1 Episode 3 High Tide

Dan Snow sheds light on the evolution of Nelson's Navy in the late 18th century. It was the most powerful maritime fighting force in the world, with highly trained crews and ambitious officers. He explores the national enterprise which supported it, and explains how the empire it helped create put Britain on the path to war with France.

Dan Snow Host