Thomas Cochrane: Craziest Sea Captain in History

14 jan. 2021
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Kings and Generals animated historical documentary series on the historical biographies continues with a video on life and adventures of the British captain and admiral Thomas Cochrane. He took part in the Napoleonic Wars, famously winning the battle of Basque Roads, and then participated in the liberation of Chile and Peru from the Spanish rule, Brazil from the Portuguese and Greece from the Ottoman empire, which made him one of the most interesting people of the XIX century and one of the craziest captains in history.
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The video was made by Lito Areta, while the script was researched and written by Leo Stone
This video was narrated by Officially Devin (
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  • Get better sleep with Sleep Theory:

    Kings and GeneralsKings and GeneralsMaand geleden
    • @Matias Madariaga But call him a Chilean general make think that San Martin was Chilean, even if is a mistake or a explanation it is necessaire to remark.

      German RodriguezGerman Rodriguez3 dagen geleden
    • @German Rodriguez well he was commanding Chilean troops, that's a reason to call him a Chilean general.

      Matias MadariagaMatias Madariaga3 dagen geleden
    • @knowledge desk p

      Steven NowachekSteven Nowachek4 dagen geleden
    • @Matias Madariaga them why call him chilean general and not latin general?

      German RodriguezGerman Rodriguez5 dagen geleden
    • @German Rodriguez even though recognizing he's Argentinian is important, along with Bolivar O'Higgins and a few others he was instrumental in liberating South America so for me he's Latino first Argentinian second.

      Matias MadariagaMatias Madariaga5 dagen geleden
  • And i thought i was crazy, thanks for the vid, nice to see the taxman lose out for a change. leona

    leona smithleona smith2 uur geleden
  • What an amazing warrior.

    jerry armjerry arm2 uur geleden
  • what a badass

    J VJ V5 uur geleden
  • 8

    Keith SlaughterKeith Slaughter9 uur geleden
  • I thought the Master and Commander rank had only one shoulder badge? Btw: a lot of Cochrames life seems to match with O'Brians Jack Aubrey. Greets from germany

    Robert JankoRobert Janko9 uur geleden
  • how is not a netflix special yet....

    PETRAKIS69ERPETRAKIS69ER9 uur geleden
  • Is there a plan to do a new movie or even a TV series on Lord Thomas?

    Cornelius CaponeroCornelius Caponero10 uur geleden
  • Giving me an ad about a sleep aid at 4am on a Monday is just cruel

    Harry FlashmanHarry Flashman12 uur geleden
  • 13:30 ah yes horrific

    Dont correct ThisDont correct This15 uur geleden
  • Nice lol

    Alexander CochraneAlexander Cochrane18 uur geleden
  • He came back for his dog? Awwww!

    John JohnsonJohn Johnson20 uur geleden
  • The word “craziest “, has no place in forming a judgment towards this once iconic naval war hero.

    Doug RossDoug Ross21 uur geleden
  • This was well documented.

    Doug RossDoug Ross21 uur geleden
  • How in the hell did no one made a TV series or a real movie on his guy?. ULTIMATE WARROR BADASS. I am surprised that any vessel remain afloat with him onboard with the weight of his cast iron balls. The 869 thumbs down must have been the dependents of the prisoners that Cochrane captured.

    Walboy FredoWalboy Fredo23 uur geleden
  • One man turned the tide of history, became an outsider, did the impossible, and was reinstated. Yow.

    Crusty CobsCrusty Cobs23 uur geleden
  • The narrator did an excellent presentation, almost as if transporting us back to the very action of the eventful history Admiral Cochrane itself. Thank you, I really co-experienced these hectic exploits personally.

    Henk PrinslooHenk PrinslooDag geleden
  • One of the most underrated historian figure of all time. Cochrane deserves so much more recognition! The things he have achieved were Impossible and somehow he would always come on top. The British disowned their greatest weapon in 18th century. Imagine what Great Britain could have achieved with Cochrane. It's a shame he was treated so poorly. Btw his son was mad lad too 🤣

    Ladislav GodlaLadislav GodlaDag geleden
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  • Hi, thx for the good video. I'm only at 21:00 minutes, but it's really awesome ;) For those who search why french navy were so bad, there is a simple explanation. They thought naval fight light land fight and prefer slower less agile ship and put lot more canons. So they were big easy target with most crew with no real sea experience like english have. If you want to see french good sea fight, you have to look at corsair, which a french mercenary agile ships with good crew, like the ones from St Malo.

    Mr TeaMr TeaDag geleden
  • Must have more adventures! Ahhhhhhh!

    drakegod84drakegod84Dag geleden
  • How is it I've never heard of this man?! WTF! Why isn't this man venerated like a God to my fellow Scots?

    drakegod84drakegod84Dag geleden
  • Am I the only who heard the Napoleon: Total War music in the background?

    Miguel RamosMiguel RamosDag geleden
  • Is there not a movie made of this guy? He’s like a real life movies star holy shit

    Jeff JeffJeff JeffDag geleden
  • I would just like to mention that Napoleon did not seem to care much for his navy and as a result they took far more losses than they should have on paper.

    AbsolutionAbsolutionDag geleden
  • Excuse me it's Seaperson not Seamen. Try not to use gendered language. Thank you.

    NEETo GoodgoyNEETo GoodgoyDag geleden
  • honestly a movie or a tv series can be made about this guy

    churabroschurabros2 dagen geleden
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    James BoddieJames Boddie2 dagen geleden
  • I like the doggy part!

  • What can I say that hasn't already been stated... a true legend and military genius. And obviously the owner of a yuge pair of coconuts in his trousers... Salute to the Sea Wolf 🐺

    Jim DugganJim Duggan2 dagen geleden
  • Thomas Chochrane the saviour of dogs. That's all the honours you need in life.

    JackJack2 dagen geleden
  • The lives of Thomas Cochrane, Horatio Nelson and Arthur Wellesley should be taught in British schools - I lament that I did not know more of these truly great military heroes until well after my schooldays were over and became interested in the period.

    John JamesJohn James2 dagen geleden
  • What a man can achieve if he didn't scroll his phone

    Monnie DeMayorMonnie DeMayor2 dagen geleden
  • As Oversimplifed said to other Scot "handsome, Scottish and absolutely insane"

    Zerlich RZerlich R2 dagen geleden
    • he was to the chilean navy as another scot was to the american navy.....john paul jones

      bruce collinsbruce collinsUur geleden
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    Def DefDef Def2 dagen geleden
  • I suspected that came from his autobiography

    JackjudeJackjude2 dagen geleden
  • Hence the Scottish created the SBS and ruined the world for all enemies since.

    adam driveradam driver2 dagen geleden
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      bruce collinsbruce collins14 minuten geleden
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    Aj JonesAj Jones2 dagen geleden
  • If I were French or Spanish at the time I would just surrender if faced against this man.

    Christian BarraganChristian Barragan2 dagen geleden
  • Also, in 53:53 you mispelled Callao.

    ned912ned9122 dagen geleden
  • In 53:20 San Martin is mentioned as Chilean, is this another José de San Martin or is it the same who I have known to be Argentinean?

    ned912ned9122 dagen geleden
  • This is the guy you want on the noob team...he will carry us all

    Leobot ElectronicsLeobot Electronics3 dagen geleden
  • A great admiral is born in…

    Albert CardiffAlbert Cardiff3 dagen geleden
  • My god! He's already lived 5 glorious lifetimes and i've still got an hour to watch!!!

    Kimberly HolykKimberly Holyk3 dagen geleden
  • I like this guy.

    Albert CardiffAlbert Cardiff3 dagen geleden
  • Magellan was the most crazy of them all. 200 years before this guy, he went to circumnavigate the wild world. He got killed in Philippines while fighting a force 4 times bigger than his..

    outwiththemoutwiththem3 dagen geleden
  • Absolutely brilliant story.

    Paul.Paul.3 dagen geleden
  • A true warrior for sure.

    Juan PalomequeJuan Palomeque3 dagen geleden
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    Uheh BshhUheh Bshh3 dagen geleden
  • Greed, avarice and jealousy ever permeate the Governments of men.

    Big Daddy RatBig Daddy Rat4 dagen geleden
  • wrg

    ZesZes4 dagen geleden
  • An Arch angel would be envious such a mantle of the spirit of a True Scotchman from Higher Land

    steve lawrencesteve lawrence4 dagen geleden
  • I was hoping that for this the spelling mistake would be corrected is not CALLOU but CALLAO. This is quite disrespectful and is making me doubt all other spellings on this channel. Which sucks because i had nothing but admiration for this channel. Furthermore is very unlikely this channel will talk about this region again, or at least in the near future.

    franbalcalfranbalcal4 dagen geleden
    • Please consider that this video was made in English and the tiny error you mentioned is irrelevant to the amazing story. Greetings from Chile.

      BrommearBrommear4 dagen geleden
  • At first I heard it as “Thomas Cockring”, and now I can’t un-hear it.

    Mao LongDongMao LongDong4 dagen geleden
  • Fantastic story ! Thank you !

    Gary SenecalGary Senecal4 dagen geleden
  • Don't mess with the Scotts!

    Alana AdamsAlana Adams4 dagen geleden
  • I thought the video ended with his impriosenment. I look up to see how long is left. Still 1 hour? How the fuck do you fight so long

    Le RuiLe Rui5 dagen geleden
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    Rhats KicksRhats Kicks5 dagen geleden
  • How come until yet no one has made a movie out of that colorful character?

    Adolf HochhaltingerAdolf Hochhaltinger5 dagen geleden
  • Are you kidding me with this fucking guy,? Holy shit!!!!

    Steven BarberSteven Barber5 dagen geleden
  • Here in Chile, every mayor city have a street named after him, and there´s a town in the Patagonia, named after him too. Our chilean navy stills honor his name, and during the Pacific war of 1879, the main ship of the chilean fleet,was the "Lord Thomas Cochrane" . =) .

    Fernando Esteban Zuñiga AndradeFernando Esteban Zuñiga Andrade5 dagen geleden
    • I have visited the forts at Niebla, Corral and the Island, all more or less restored, and the unrestored Fort Amargos. I have been to the town of Cochrane. Saludos desde Puerto Montt!

      BrommearBrommear4 dagen geleden
  • Fantastic recreation of the Valdivia conquest. Minor detail, general San Martin was not Chilean, but Argentinean. He led the joint army across the Andes from Mendoza, Argentina winning at Chacabuco and finally at Maipo. Minute 53:22

    CapitoCapito5 dagen geleden
  • Cersei should have hired him.

    Pheeb HelloPheeb Hello6 dagen geleden
  • I didn't know anything about such a legend . Keep the good work coming!.

    Sun RisingsSun Risings6 dagen geleden
  • No doubt, this is one of the best channels on NLworld.

    Sun RisingsSun Risings6 dagen geleden
  • The Royal Navy didn't forget him, they named ships after him and the RN naval base HMS Cochrane at Rosyth. They also have a wing named after him at HMS Raleigh - the naval base where all new recruits enter the service.

    seann sionnach Albannachseann sionnach Albannach6 dagen geleden
  • Truly, history is more fantastic then fiction. What a man , what a leader and what a Legend.

    MoacMoac6 dagen geleden
  • 1:57 Empire Total War menu soundtrack

    Davy KennethDavy Kenneth6 dagen geleden
  • Bacanisimo este programa, que hombre tan particular el Capí!!! So i did my homework and learned to speak english so i could enjoy this kind of contents, but i still like to speak spanish, so you guts do your homework...

    Juan Manuel Gonzalez MejiaJuan Manuel Gonzalez Mejia7 dagen geleden
  • Wow i watch till the end fascinating

    Ferdiansyah WahyudiFerdiansyah Wahyudi7 dagen geleden
  • 1:10:00

    shawn burnhamshawn burnham7 dagen geleden
  • This dude was absolutely fearless

    Gun DrummerGun Drummer7 dagen geleden
    • that's because he never met me

      john waynejohn wayne5 dagen geleden
  • The was both incredibly entertaining and informative. Excellent work!

    jancejancejancejancejancejance7 dagen geleden
  • Absolutely incredible. Truth is stranger than fiction it seems...

    Jon BaxterJon Baxter7 dagen geleden
  • What an amazing man. I found a new hero.

    LipoLipo7 dagen geleden
  • Never heard of him. Thanks for dispelling my ignorance.

    zambalic1zambalic17 dagen geleden
  • There should have been a movie made on his life this story was fascinating

    Denis BourkDenis Bourk8 dagen geleden
  • Cut that fckn dramatic overpowering music!! It distracts from what is otherwise very good..

    IWPIWP8 dagen geleden
    • Enough! I watched halfway through and could not stand that almighty noise any longer. What is it for? You have images and voice and a great story. WTF man.

      IWPIWP8 dagen geleden
  • Do you take requests? I would like to see a video about the Greek War of Independence in the 1820s.

    dakotarcher09dakotarcher098 dagen geleden
  • As a student of history, I'm flabbergasted that I've never heard or read the extent of his exploits. Rescuing that dog cements him in my mind as a real life superhero. While Master and Commander and Horatio Hornblower are good stories, they don't do him justice. Why has there never been a mini-series on his life? I would pay money to watch something like that. Just amazing.

    tiggergolahtiggergolah8 dagen geleden
  • This guy was such a Chad

    RapperdonutRapperdonut8 dagen geleden
  • not very accurate

    Alfonso UriarteAlfonso Uriarte8 dagen geleden
    • Please elaborate...

      BrommearBrommear4 dagen geleden
  • Seems a little exagerated though

    nassim zeniminassim zenimi9 dagen geleden
  • Before you mentioned it i thought to myself, this guys reminds me very much about Hornblower.

    DonMeisnerDonMeisner9 dagen geleden
  • Great 👍

    Ramthian ThomsonRamthian Thomson9 dagen geleden
  • Wish I was taught of this man and his brilliance at childhood.

    UnforgivenUnforgiven9 dagen geleden
  • if this would have spanish subs, that will be great, chocrane is a hero in my country.

    WinfieldFTW!WinfieldFTW!9 dagen geleden
  • I wouldn't call him a "madman", "stubborn" or "insolent", better words would be "audacious", "daring" and "cunning"

    Derek ThorsonDerek Thorson9 dagen geleden
  • Cochrane: I'm the craziest Scottish Captain ever! John Paul Jones: *That's a tough mouth on a wee laddie who's in boardin' distance innit?*

    H klasse HuttenH klasse Hutten9 dagen geleden
  • Cochrane was tough because he was all scot, Nelson was Irish so with these two on your side who needs an English man lol.

    Táim Dia.Táim Dia.9 dagen geleden
  • 100 in.... Is this guy's story still going! How can you do so much??

    Troy AndersonTroy Anderson10 dagen geleden
  • If his life story was made into a movie , it would be considered fictitious ..

    Metal JacketMetal Jacket10 dagen geleden
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    Esme SessomsEsme Sessoms10 dagen geleden
  • I want to know what happened to Cochrane Junior

    Random PasserbyRandom Passerby11 dagen geleden
  • Brilliant!

    Hollywood _Hollywood _12 dagen geleden
  • Madman/insane/fight anyone including his own bosses... 😱😱😱 and Scottish... 🙄🙄🙄 Ah now it makes sense.

    Pal GamerukPal Gameruk12 dagen geleden
  • This guy deserves a movie!

    Asdrubal ArraesAsdrubal Arraes12 dagen geleden

    Baekhyung ChoiBaekhyung Choi12 dagen geleden
  • Fantastic video! Congrats!

    Rodolfo PimentelRodolfo Pimentel12 dagen geleden