Admiral Pierre-Charles-Jean-Baptiste-Silvestre de Villeneuve was aware that the British were better trained, had better guns, with less recoil, better gunpowder, and their crews were much faster and more accurate than the French.Basically he was  prudent, but he was also a courageous man who had been wounded in his pride, and perhaps he believed he could […]

Horatio Nelson: Adm. Villeneuve at Trafalgar (part 44)