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Arms: Or the sterns of two ships of the line circa 1800 Sable and in base a horn also Sable virolled and stringed Gules.

SOURCES, NOTES & CREDITS: Illustration for background none, the blazon is from J. H. Gaylor and text from the Hornblower series by C. S. Forester and "The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower by C. Northcote Parkinson, Little Brown and Co., Boston, 1970 and its review in "The New York Times Book Review", 13 June 1971.

We asked the artist, J. H. Gaylor to come up with a conjectural shield for Hornblower which we are pleased to present here. It is to be noted that these are are rendered in the simpler modern manner rather than the typical complex arms given the real British naval heroes of the Napoleonic era.

Sir Horatio Hornblower, GCB and Lord Hornblower of Smallbridge in the county of Kent, is a wonderful fictional British naval hero of the Royal Navy in the Napoleonic era, the creation of C. S. Forester in 1937 with the series continuing up until his death in 1966. Then C. Northcote Parkinson came out with a delightful sequel in 1970 to complete the picture.

Hornblower born on the 4th of July 1776 joined the Royal Navy as a Midshipman at age 17 in 1993 and worked his way up to Admiral of the Fleet with pluck and daring worthy of the novels of G. A. Henty.

He died in 1857, at age 80, having led a very full life. The Hornblower
Series are still a good read for those age 14 on up

The artwork is an interpretation of John Hamilton Gaylor.

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