The Trafalgar Chronicle 2015 Silver Anniversary: Call for Papers

April 2015

1805The Trafalgar Chronicle is the year book of the 1805 Club and it celebrates its silver anniversary this year.

Proposals are sought for articles of 3,000 to 5,000 words dealing with any aspect of the sailing navy in the Georgian era. The theme of Trafalgar Chronicle this year is the victory of sea power, but articles on any aspect of the age of sail will be considered.

The Trafalgar Chronicle contains a number of articles by distinguished historians but there is also scope for amateurs, first-timers and especially undergraduates to try their hand at writing.   Contributors do not need to be members of the 1805 Club.   The Trafalgar Chronicle is also well-illustrated, and has a track record of publishing rare and unusual images.

Since its inception the Trafalgar Chronicle has established itself as one of the leading sources of information and for publishing new research about the sailing navy in the years between approximately the mid-1700s to mid-1800s.   As its title suggests, the Trafalgar Chronicle has contained a large number of article about the Battle of Trafalgar and about the officers and men who fought at that battle, but there has also been an extensive range of subjects dealing with the sailing navy in general.   An index can viewed on the Club’s website (see

The deadline for copy for the silver jubilee edition of the Trafalgar Chronicle is July 2015, for publication in late October.   A style guide is available.

Proposals for articles should be sent to


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