We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Nelson was one of those rare innovative geniuses who was able to flourish in spite of orthodoxy, in his case, the rigid permanent fighting instructions that mandated the long line of battle. success was the only justification for departing from the instructions, and failure would have put him on the beach.
Nelson didn't rely on a general melee, he trained his captains to exploit a broken line by doubling on enemy ships, the wiki article doesn't make this insight clear.
Nelson had that intuitive grasp of ships and weapons that would have made him a success anytime, anywhere, whether at Jutland or in the actions in the Pacific in '42 or '44.
Donny "The Bear Jew" Donowitz
"When Britain first, at heaven's command,
Arose from out the azure main,
Arose, arose from out the azure main,
This was the charter, the charter of the land,
And guardian angels sang this strain:
Britannia rule the waves,
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves."