Lead: In many ways Trafalgar was one of history’s most decisive battles. For England it was the beginning of its great century. For Napoleon it was the beginning of the end.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Author Adam Nicolson believes Trafalgar and its victor Admiral Horatio Nelson provides the student far more than a fine example of naval tactics, but a snapshot of the social, political, economic and military character of Britain and its rivals. Nelson was such a brilliant leader because his men sensed his genuine affection.