Adventures in Time: Nelson, Hero of the Seas

Adventures in Time: Nelson, Hero of the Seas

Summary

Enter a fearsome battle across the seas with the latest instalment in the hit children’s history series

The world is at war, and oceans have become battlefields. Napoleon Bonaparte, tyrant of France, has crushed one country after another. Now his cruel eyes are fixed on Britain.

Only one man can stop him – Horatio Nelson.

Young Horatio Nelson went to sea when he was just twelve, but he's never shown a trace of fear. His friends are amazed that somebody so small and slight can be so brave. But now he faces the greatest test of all.
From the snows of the North to the shores of Egypt, Nelson must lead the fightback against the French war machine. But as Britain’s survival hangs by a thread, what price will he pay to save his country?

The Adventures in Time series brings the past alive for twenty-first century children. These stories are every bit as exciting as those of Harry Potter or Matilda Wormwood. The only difference is they actually happened...

Reviews

  • Few plots can rival the real-life dramas played out in the superb Adventures in Time series by the historian Dominic Sandbrook, one of the most exciting new voices in children's non-fiction
    Daily Telegraph

About the author

Dominic Sandbrook

Dominic Sandbrook has been passionate about history ever since he read the Ladybird children's books. As a historian, he has written eight books for adults. He has also presented several BBC television series, covering topics such as time travel, alien invasions, the James Bond films and the Harry Potter stories. His favourite book is The Lord of the Rings. His favourite football team is Wolverhampton Wanderers.

He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and son, Arthur. It was Arthur who came up with the idea for Adventures in Time, after a family trip to the Imperial War Museum. He now serves as the books' chief battle consultant.
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