Command of the Seas! The Navy and the New Forest against Napoleon

An exhibition of the role played by the Navy and the New Forest in preventing the invasion of England by Napoleon.

We shall tell the story of the three admirals who lived in Milford served at that time: Admiral Robert Man a Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty; Rear Admiral John Peyton one of Nelson’s Band of Brothers; and, Admiral William Cornwallis who commanded the Channel Fleet, preventing Napoleon invading England and responsible for assembling the fleet that was to triumph at Trafalgar.

Find out about the importance of the timber resources provided from the New Forest and how the Navy was built.

Local exhibits will be accompanied by artefacts and paintings provided by the National Maritime Museum and the Tate including paintings by J.M.W.Turner and Philip de Loutherbourg