History Trivia / HoratioHornblower

27th May '18 7:52:42 AM maxwellsilver
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: "The Bad Samaritan/Hornblower's Charitable Offering" was originally a chapter in "A Ship of the Line", but was cut and published separately instead.
4th May '18 7:31:17 PM Anddrix
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* RoleAssociation: Dreadnought Foster was played by Denis Lawson, probably best known to American audiences as [[Franchise/StarWars Wedge Antilles]].
** Archie Kennedy was played by Jamie Bamber, would would [[RetroactiveRecognition later see more widespread fame]] as [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Lee "Apollo" Adama]]
** Ioan Gruffudd would go on to have a healthy hollywood film career himself (a big reason why follow-up ''Hornblower'' telefilms have been few and far between).
30th Mar '18 8:06:05 AM LongLiveHumour
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* FakeNationality: Generally averted, with the French and Spanish actors being played by native speakers, but it must have been hard to find foreign child actors, and thus the Spanish children who yell insults at the crew in "The Duchess and the Devil" do so in rather striking English accents.

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* FakeNationality: Generally averted, with the background French and Spanish actors characters being played by native speakers, but it must have been hard to find foreign child actors, and thus the Spanish children who yell insults at the crew in "The Duchess and the Devil" do so in rather striking English accents.
29th Mar '18 10:07:40 PM LongLiveHumour
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* FakeNationality: Generally averted, with the French and Spanish actors being played by native speakers, but it must have been hard to find foreign child actors, and thus the Spanish children who yell insults at the crew in "The Duchess and the Devil" do so in rather striking English accents.
23rd Mar '18 3:11:42 PM AFP
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* RoleAssociation: Dreadnought Forestor was played by Denis Lawson, probably best known to American audiences as [[Franchise/StarWars Wedge Antilles]].

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* RoleAssociation: Dreadnought Forestor Foster was played by Denis Lawson, probably best known to American audiences as [[Franchise/StarWars Wedge Antilles]].
23rd Mar '18 2:26:06 PM AFP
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** Archie Kennedy was played by Jamie Bamber, would would later see more widespread fame as [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Lee "Apollo" Adama]]

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** Archie Kennedy was played by Jamie Bamber, would would [[RetroactiveRecognition later see more widespread fame fame]] as [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Lee "Apollo" Adama]]
23rd Mar '18 2:17:54 PM AFP
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* RoleAssociation: Dreadnought Forestor was played by Denis Lawson, probably best known to American audiences as [[Franchise/StarWars Wedge Antilles]].
** Archie Kennedy was played by Jamie Bamber, would would later see more widespread fame as [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Lee "Apollo" Adama]]
** Ioan Gruffudd would go on to have a healthy hollywood film career himself (a big reason why follow-up ''Hornblower'' telefilms have been few and far between).
23rd Mar '18 12:51:16 PM AFP
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** A more subtle example: The lion's share of the fanbase for this series were American. Thus, Hornblower's career would typically keep him far from any danger of seeing battle with the young US Navy (when the Americans and British were clashing during the War of 1812, Hornblower was deployed to Russia in ''The Commodore'', although when he finally sees service in the Americas years later in ''Hornblower in the West Indies'', the conflict gets a passing mention.) Further, ''Mr. Midshipman Hornblower'' gives his date of birth as 4 July 1776.[[note]]a RetCon, as his birth year was originally given as being around 1770.[[/note]]
8th Jul '17 9:38:32 AM moloch
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* {{Defictionalization}}: C. Northcote Parkinson (he of Parkinson's Law) wrote a thick, [[ShownTheirWork thoroughly researched]] and realistic biography of Hornblower that could easily be mistaken for being about a real naval hero. Complete with portraits, maps, a family tree, and some plausible extrapolations. For example, Hornblower's first name was really Horace, and a letter released a century after his death reveals [[spoiler:he really did kill Captain Sawyer]].

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* {{Defictionalization}}: C. Northcote Parkinson (he of Parkinson's Law) wrote a thick, [[ShownTheirWork thoroughly researched]] and realistic biography of Hornblower that could easily be mistaken for being about a real naval hero. Complete with portraits, maps, a family tree, tree (including some ''real'' Hornblowers for verisimilitude), and some plausible extrapolations. For example, Hornblower's first name was really Horace, and a letter released a century after his death reveals [[spoiler:he really did kill Captain Sawyer]].
8th Feb '17 9:50:20 PM eowynjedi
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* RecycledScript: The 1940 short story "Hand of Destiny" reads like a rough blueprint for ''Lieutenant Hornblower'': junior lieutenant Hornblower must cope with a tyrannical captain, there is mutiny, a victorious action against a Spanish target distracts from the toxic atmosphere, the captain is removed from the picture in a way only Hornblower ever knows, and he ends the story promoted. The differences are that Captain Courtenay is explicitly not mad, just cruel, he's disabled rather than killed, and we know who did it since it's from Hornblower's point of view (in this case he saw the man take aim and chose not to intervene or tell anyone), and he goes from junior to first lieutenant rather than a full jump in rank.
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