Finished the Nelson book. Am now reading 'Every man will do his duty' which is a collection of first hand accounts of the time. Letters and memoirs from all kinds of men, (all men, at least as far as we know,) from guys before the mast, all the way up.
Oh, and it has Basil Hall, not only once but twice!
**Edited this so it actually makes sense. It was typed on my phone in the car.