Just Nuisance, a Great Dane of remarkable size and legendary appetite, was the only dog ever to be officially enlisted into the Royal Navy. He was beloved of sailors in the greater Cape Town, South Africa area. This special episode of The History Guy features pictures of viewers’ dogs. Special thank you to Adam Boyko,Continue reading “Just Nuisance of the Royal Navy”
Perhaps no single event better represents the complexity of the diplomatic and military situation in Europe during the French revolutionary wars than the attack by the Royal navy on the Danish fleet in the 1801 battle of Copenhagen.
While overshadowed by the Boston Tea Party, the 1772 Gaspee Affair can be seen as the beginning of the events that led up to the battles of Lexington and Concord. The History Guy recalls the little remembered conflict between the Colony of Rhode Island and the Royal Navy that predated “The Shot Heard Around theContinue reading “The Gaspee Affair of 1772”