Welcome to the first of my new “5 minute Friday” strand. In this first episode I am talking about the remarkable John Shipp…His story is absolutely amazing. During the Napoleonic era being promoted from the ranks was more common than most people think. . .But Shipp was still an exceptional man and managed it twice. Below is a video with the full story.

If you want to read his entire auto-biography you can do so here.

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