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Coordinates: 50°49'N 1°5'W


Portsmouth (nicknamed Pompey) is a city on the south coast of Hampshire, England. It is separated from the Isle of Wight by the Solent and Spithead. With an excellent harbour, it has long been the most important naval base in Britain.

Hornblower starts his career there, embarking on the Justinian.

While conducting a press gang there from the Lamb Inn he challenged John Simpson to a duel as he was accused of cheating at whist.

He meets his first wife, Maria, there while lodging with her mother in Highbury St and playing whist in the Long Rooms. He marries her in the church of Thomas á Becket.

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