A Toast to William Hoste – for his part in saving the jewels of the Adriatic

Cathy Shelbourne


Region:
East of England
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: £35 plus mileage at £0.45p/m
Category:
History
Updated:
24th January 2020
Tagged:
William Hoste | Norfolk | Maritime History

What does an upmarket inn in Burnham Market, a cricket club off the coast of Croatia, and the Venetian city of Cattaro have in common? The answer is Sir William Hoste, a Norfolk boy who became a protégé of Admiral Nelson and went on to courageously command ships in the Napoleonic Wars.

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About Cathy Shelbourne

My maritime heroes, ships and pirates are my passion! As I travel the world giving talks on cruise ships, I research the ports and places we visit for more information on, and photos relating to, the naval heroes, explorers, circumnavigators, pirates and privateers sailing the world up to five centuries ago.

I'm an experienced speaker, member of Toastmasters International, and frequent finalist in speech contests. I also belong to the Society for Nautical Research, and the Yachting Journalists' Association.


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