[PW] Pierre Charles Villeneuve bio
phasco at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 23 14:14:30 PDT 2018
On 17 Sep 2018 at 23:40, Michael Strahan wrote:
> I have an English grad student beginning to research her thesis about Vice
> Admiral Pierre Charles Villeneuve.
> Specifically, she is seeking biographical information.
I note that the French and English Wikipedia entries are almost identical, with not much in the
way of biographical sources.
I don'f have a copy at hand, but shortly after its appearance (1959 in the UK and 1960 in the
US), I read Dudley Pope's "Decision at Trafalgar" ("England Expects" is Brit title) and was
very impressed with the research, background presentation, etc. (But then I was young and
more easily impressed.) It is in print and easy to find, so I would check it for footnotes
pointing to sources on Villeneuve. Villeneuve's name as a tragic character has stuck with me
all these decades from reading that book, which is why I think there might be something
useful in there.
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