I have just finished reading a biography of Sir Edward Pellew – The Life and Exploits of Britain’s Probably Greatest Frigate Captain by Stephen Taylor. What a marvellous read about possibly a greater if different naval commander than Nelson from that period. He lived 1757-1833. Was a legendary captain the frigate Indefatigable. Showed extreme physical and emotional bravery often when he could have avoided it.
His humble beginnings meant his climb to leadership was startingly. His tenacious loyalty. Anti slavery leadership. Amazing.
If you get the chance read this book.