I was adamant that I was going to join the Royal Navy and sail HMS Victory. Obviously, as I've aged, I now realise she's in dry dock, and for a good reason. Still, my love of history has not left me and in 2013 I got through to the quarter finals on Mastermind with 'The Life and Career of Horatio Nelson' as my specialist subject. Unfortunately nerves got the better of me and I flaked on national tv, but it was an achievement if nothing else!
On 22 Oct 15, I had to go on a course with work to London. I love London, partly because it's always so busy, partly because of the history surrounding it. After my course ended I had an afternoon to kill before I went to History Hit Live, hosted by Dan Snow, in the evening. I did what I do every time I go to London seemingly... I went to Waterstones in Trafalgar Square, spent too much money on naval history books and proceeded to go and read one with a giant coffee. I was a day late for Trafalgar Day, but I made the 22nd as nautical as possible! Then went on to meet Sam Willis (life goals) who is probably my favourite Naval historian. If you're in to your naval history, check him out on Twitter here