The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

The capture of the Resistance and Constance by HMS San Fiorenzo and Nymphe, 9 March 1797

This painting by Nicholas Pocock shows the two Royal Naval frigates engaging the remains of the French invasion force of Wales in 1797 just outside of Brest. Brest itself was under surveillance by the British who were attempting to blockade it. It must have been particularly galling for the French sailors to have been so close to home when captured by the Royal Navy. Image Courtesy of Royal Museums Greenwich

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by Stephen Luscombe