History Trivia / HoratioHornblower

3rd Jul '16 7:26:09 PM Doug86
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* RealitySubtext: ''Commodore'' was less historically-researched than the others. Instead, it reflects WorldWarII: Russia's tenuous alliance with England and threat from invaders, occupied and/or neutral Baltic/Scandanavian powers, and Britain's tenuous support.

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* RealitySubtext: ''Commodore'' was less historically-researched than the others. Instead, it reflects WorldWarII: UsefulNotes/WorldWarII: Russia's tenuous alliance with England and threat from invaders, occupied and/or neutral Baltic/Scandanavian powers, and Britain's tenuous support.
27th Apr '16 3:06:51 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Fans may recognize several characters from the mini-series as their other rather famous creations.
** Horatio as [[Film/FantasticFour Mr. Fantastic]]
** Archie as [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Lee Adama]]
** Mr Bush as [[Series/DoctorWho the Eighth Doctor]] or [[Film/WithnailAndI "I"]]
** Young Jack Hammond is [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Tom Riddle]].
** And his father, Captain Hammond, is [[Series/GameOfThrones Barristan Selmy]].
** Captain Foster is none other than [[StarWars Wedge Antilles]].
** Gunner Hobbs lives in Series/{{Cranford}}.
** Major Côtard was a villainous English "gentleman" once, trying to seduce Marianne Dashwood as Mr Willoughby of ''Film/SenseAndSensibility''.
** Maria Mason used to be a beauty and quite a teenage brat -- as Miss Lydia Bennet of ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' mini-series adaptation.
** Lieutenant Eccleston was once an officer aboard a cool ship and died in the very first episode. On ''Series/RedDwarf'', he appeared as Toddhunter.
** If you look closely in "The Fire Ship," you can see [[{{Series/Sherlock}} Anderson]] applying for a promotion in the Royal Navy.
** [[Series/GameOfThrones Maester Aemon]] was once a famous member of the British Admiralty in "The Wrong War."
** Hey, lots of guys and one gal who appeared on ''Series/{{Sharpe}}'' were in ''Hornblower''.
*** Major Nairn, a British spy master, is dying Captain Keene (Michael Byrne).
*** Colonel Fletcher is Lieutenant Buckland (Nicholas Jones). Neither has impressive fighting skills compared to the respective hero.
*** A workers' rights leader [[spoiler:and Sharpe's long-lost brother]] is Gunner Hobbs (Philip Glenister).
*** Josefina, a Spanish aristocrat and a beauty, is Senora Ortega (Katia Caballero).
*** Mr Tapling of the diplomatic service is Runciman (Ian [=McNeice=]).
*** Steward James Doughty (Ron Cook) is Napoleon. Boney himself! Holly crap, no wonder sailor Styles hated him so much.
30th Jun '15 8:59:29 AM nombretomado
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** Archie as [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined Lee Adama]]

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** Archie as [[Series/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Lee Adama]]
20th Apr '15 6:48:30 PM LtFedora
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** And his father, Captain Hammond, is [[Series/GameOfThrones Barristan Selmy]].
19th Dec '14 4:41:28 PM bombadil211
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* WordOfGod: According to Jamie Bamber, Archie is the third son of Scottish lord. Given his status as a CompositeCharacter, the majority of his backstory is composed of either the actors' and writers' statements about him, or {{Fanon}}.

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* WordOfGod: WordOfStPaul: According to Jamie Bamber, Archie is the third son of Scottish lord. Given his status as a CompositeCharacter, the majority of his backstory is composed of either the actors' and writers' statements about him, or {{Fanon}}.
8th Nov '14 2:45:26 PM maxwellsilver
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* WeaponsUnderstudies: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it (more accurately) doubles as the corvette ''Papillon''.

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* WeaponsUnderstudies: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it (more accurately) doubles as the corvette ''Papillon''.''Papillon'', which [[ViolationOfCommonSense somehow]] sinks the 74 gun ''Justinian'', despite not mounting guns that could even dent her hull.
28th Oct '14 3:01:01 AM maxwellsilver
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* WeaponsUnderstudies: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it doubles as the corvette ''Papillon''.

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* WeaponsUnderstudies: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it (more accurately) doubles as the corvette ''Papillon''.
28th Oct '14 2:28:44 AM maxwellsilver
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* WeaponsUnderstudy: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it doubles as the ''Papillon''.

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* WeaponsUnderstudy: WeaponsUnderstudies: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it doubles as the corvette ''Papillon''.
28th Oct '14 2:27:34 AM maxwellsilver
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* WeaponsUnderstudy: The HMS ''Indefatigable'', a 44 gun heavy frigate razéed from a 64 gun ship of the line due to that class' obsolescence, mounting heavier guns and thicker hull than normal, is portrayed by the ''Grand Turk'', a replica of the 20 gun post ship HMS ''Blandford'', which only mounts ten guns, six nine pounders and four 6 pounders. In "The Even Chance", it doubles as the ''Papillon''.
28th Jun '14 6:22:51 PM eowynjedi
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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]].
* RealitySubtext: ''Commodore'' was less historically-researched than the others. Instead, it reflects WorldWarII: Russia's tenuous alliance with England and threat from invaders, occupied and/or neutral Baltic/Scandanavian powers, and Britain's tenuous support.
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