The National Museum of Scotland is running an exhibition entitled 'the real master and commander' all about the life of Thomas, Lord Cochrane.
He was also the Earl of Dundonald, and he was appointed an admiral in the Royal Navy, and served until his death at the age of 84. He is perhaps most famous in South America (where many of his notable exploits took place) but this exhibition should help to bring him to fame in his own country.
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The exhibition is a great mixture of original documents relating to Cochrane's life which are held in the National Records [Archives] of Scotland, and extraordinary collection of personal possessions and dramatic paintings.
If you can't get along to Chambers Street in Edinburgh to see the exhibition in person, then the National Museum of Scotland has devoted some webspace to him on their site. Visit their website and find out more about Thomas Cochrane - the real master and commander!
The exhibition runs until 19th February 2012 and is free.