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Which Hornblower Character are you?

Seems i am Hornblower...but i put that down to watching the series too many times


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Pellew, Hornblower, Bush, in that order.

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Pellew, Hornblower, Bush, in that order.

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Somehow I just knew that Marshal M would be that grumpy old curmudgeon Pellew!

I'm a tad surprised that an undisciplined tosspot like me gleaned...

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VR,

That's scary-we both scored the same character.

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Hornblower is who I strive to be, comming up short. My dad gave me "Midshipman Hornblower" when I was 13, and I instantly felt empathy with that character. I couldn't be a Bush to Hornblower, it isn't me.

Here's a list of positive characters, off the top of my head:

1 - Hornblower
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That's scary-we both scored the same character.

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'Ti's a tad disconcerting, considering your penchant for backing losers... innit!!!???

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Some Hornblower data.
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Mine was 1.Hornblower 2. Pellew also.
I have the same issues Mickey,I have all the DVD's.


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Hornblower is who I strive to be, comming up short. My dad gave me "Midshipman Hornblower" when I was 13, and I instantly felt empathy with that character. I couldn't be a Bush to Hornblower, it isn't me.

Here's a list of positive characters, off the top of my head:

1 - Hornblower
2- Pellew
3- Cornwallis
4- Bracegirdle
5- Bush
6- Gerard
7- Brown
8- The Count
9- Welland
10- Boland
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12- Barbara
13- Maria
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Of all the principal characters, in the TV series, Sir Edward Pellew -later Lord Exmouth- is the only real one.

And doesn't Robert Lindsay do an excellent portrayal. ?

C.S.Forrester set the bar for an entire genre of Napoleonic War naval writers.
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He did an excellent job,as did Gruffudd. I missed Archie when he died. I thought he was good.
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I still have a penchant for the older movie 'Captain Horation Hornblower' with Gregory Peck-it was just on again-great movie.

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I'd forgotten the distaff side.

There was the Duchess of Wharfedale (Cherie Lunghi), even mother-in-Law Mrs Mason (Barbara Flynn) and wife, Maria (Julia Sawalha): -fine wenches all.

It will be noted that the last two were portrayed in the TV series as far more attractive than their originals in the C.S.Forrester novels.
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Edward Pellow (100%), Archie Kennedy (89%) and then Hornblower (84%).

The only other high scorers were Styles and Bush on 73%.
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