Admiral Broke and the 15 minute battle that changed the course of history

Cathy Shelbourne

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24th January 2020
Admiral Broke | Suffolk | Maritime History

His name lives on in a housing estate and a primary school, and even on the swimming pool of his old school, yet few people have heard of Captain Philip Broke, whose heroic actions changed the course of the last war between the USA and Great Britain.

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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. I am now giving talks via Zoom.

During lockdown, I produced a pack of Monumental Maritime Heroes playing cards. Each card is superbly designed by artist Andrew Oliver, and features a photo or image of the hero and/or monument - with a brief summary of their career. This is supplemented by an information leaflet and timeline. Available in a presentation box from

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