Who was the greatest British admiral of the Napoleonic Era? Horatio Nelson? Perhaps. But a very strong case could be made that it was Sir Sidney Smith. His exploits were every bit as daring as those of Nelson, and in some ways he accomplished even more. But Nelson got the good press and Smith did not, and does not even today.
In his Sir Sidney Smith series, Tom Grundner weaves the adventurous tales of Sir Sidney Smith to sing of this unsung hero of the Napoeonic era.