The Fighting Temeraire - The Battle And The Breeze

Earlier this year, Turner's Fighting Temeraire was voted the Greatest Painting in Britain.

Graeme Fife explores the extraordinary story behind the picture and the ship it portrays.

Fife revels in the splendour of Turner's painting at the National Gallery, he visits the Royal Historic Dockyards in Chatham to see where and how the Temeraire was built, and he climbs aboard the HMS Victory to experience what life and battle aboard the ships was like and discover what might have driven its crew to mutiny.

He also explores the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich to better understand the transition from the glorious age of the wooden ships to the industrial age powered by steam.

As he walks around Rotherhithe to find out how the ship was broken up, he comes face to face with some of the remains of the ship itself.

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Earlier this year, Turner's Fighting Temeraire was voted the Greatest Painting in Britain.

Graeme Fife explores the extraordinary story behind the picture and the ship it portrays.

Fife revels in the splendour of Turner's painting at the National Gallery, he visits the Royal Historic Dockyards in Chatham to see where and how the Temeraire was built, and he climbs aboard the HMS Victory to experience what life and battle aboard the ships was like and discover what might have driven its crew to mutiny.

He also explores the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich to better understand the transition from the glorious age of the wooden ships to the industrial age powered by steam.

As he walks around Rotherhithe to find out how the ship was broken up, he comes face to face with some of the remains of the ship itself.