A&E Home Entertainment has graciously sent me a DVD set of C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower, containing two feature length films.
Huddled against the biting wind of a January gale, a thin young man sits miserably in the stern of a small boat battling its way across the churning waters of Spithead Bay. It is 1793, and Horatio Hornblower is reporting to duty aboard the battleship Justinian…
The swashbuckling saga of the legendary sea-faring hero comes to life in these epic films based on C.S. Forester’s classic novels. Set against the bloody backdrop of the Napoleonic wars, HORNBLOWER charts a course for high adventure, following the raw recruit as he battles the French, evades capture, and rises through the ranks of the King’s Navy.
Written by Russell Lewis (Inspector Morse) and produced by the Emmy. award winning team behind Jane Austen’s Emma, HORNBLOWER stars Robert Lindsay (Me & My Girl) and Ioan Gruffudd (Black Hawk Down) in the title role.
To win a copy of Horatio Hornblower, join the A Blog About History Facebook group and like one of the stories I post next in the next week. I’ll draw the lucky winner’s name next Friday!
Can’t wait that long? Pick up a copy yourself directly from Amazon.com!