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:

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    • I can only dream that you will cover more history and wars in south america like the confederacy or saltpeter wars

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    • @Sky Man He also rescued a dog on a flaming, ready-to-explode ship

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    • @Sky Man Snow flake detected! lmmfao

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  • This dude was absolutely fearless

    Gun DrummerGun DrummerPred 2 urami
  • The was both incredibly entertaining and informative. Excellent work!

    jancejancejancejancejancejancePred 3 urami
  • Absolutely incredible. Truth is stranger than fiction it seems...

    Jon BaxterJon BaxterPred 5 urami
  • What an amazing man. I found a new hero.

    LipoLipoPred 6 urami
  • Never heard of him. Thanks for dispelling my ignorance.

    zambalic1zambalic1Pred 8 urami
  • 1:01:00

    shawn burnhamshawn burnhamPred 10 urami
  • There should have been a movie made on his life this story was fascinating

    Denis BourkDenis BourkPred 15 urami
  • Cut that fckn dramatic overpowering music!! It distracts from what is otherwise very good..

    IWPIWPPred 18 urami
    • 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.

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

    dakotarcher09dakotarcher09Pred dnevom
  • 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.

    tiggergolahtiggergolahPred dnevom
  • This guy was such a Chad

    RapperdonutRapperdonutPred dnevom
  • not very accurate

    Alfonso UriarteAlfonso UriartePred dnevom
  • Seems a little exagerated though

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

    DonMeisnerDonMeisnerPred dnevom
  • Great 👍

    Ramthian ThomsonRamthian ThomsonPred dnevom
  • Wish I was taught of this man and his brilliance at childhood.

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

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

    Derek ThorsonDerek ThorsonPred 2 dnevi
  • 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 HuttenPred 2 dnevi
  • Cochrane was tough because he was all scot, Nelson was Irish so with these two on your side who needs an English man lol.

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

    Troy AndersonTroy AndersonPred 2 dnevi
  • If his life story was made into a movie , it would be considered fictitious ..

    Metal JacketMetal JacketPred 3 dnevi
  • 1:00:00

    shawn burnhamshawn burnhamPred 3 dnevi
  • The beneficial cucumber logically tick because scorpion distinctively rain except a spiky column. cool, early dog

    Esme SessomsEsme SessomsPred 3 dnevi
  • I want to know what happened to Cochrane Junior

    Random PasserbyRandom PasserbyPred 3 dnevi
  • Brilliant!

    Hollywood _Hollywood _Pred 4 dnevi
  • Madman/insane/fight anyone including his own bosses... 😱😱😱 and Scottish... 🙄🙄🙄 Ah now it makes sense.

    Pal GamerukPal GamerukPred 4 dnevi
  • This guy deserves a movie!

    Asdrubal ArraesAsdrubal ArraesPred 4 dnevi

    Baekhyung ChoiBaekhyung ChoiPred 4 dnevi
  • Fantastic video! Congrats!

    Rodolfo PimentelRodolfo PimentelPred 4 dnevi
  • Cochrane>Dutchavelli

    Cj LucasCj LucasPred 4 dnevi
  • Thomas Cochrane. The phrase Mad Lad extraordinaire does him little justice.

    MrAwsomenoobMrAwsomenoobPred 4 dnevi
  • no offence but giving the fact that de ruiter sailed into england to sink the fleat and steal the flag ship makes him more crazy after all i think XD.

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  • 53:22. San Martín was Argentinian.

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  • Cochrane was an English freemason trying to expand the British empire but nowhere you heard the word 'freemasonry' that's how England snatched big portions of land and subdue entire populations on behalf of her majesty, the queen, which was in reality a puppet with the freemasonic parliament behind!!!crown

    David ODavid OPred 5 dnevi
  • Cochrane is as real as Horace Hornblower!!! And many dupes here believe these lies

    David ODavid OPred 5 dnevi
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  • I like your videos, they are told in an engaging and interesting way. But you should do more fact checks, or a more careful research. Most of what you said about San Martín was wrong. For starters, he was argentinian, not chilean, and neither was most of the army following, which crossed Los Andes to liberate Chile. Same with the Perú campaign, and his appointment as Protector of Perú. I dont think you need to muddle one man's acomplishments to tell compelingly about another's.

    Nacho CesioNacho CesioPred 6 dnevi
  • 1:16:36 not forgetting Star trek

    AbravadoAbravadoPred 6 dnevi
  • Could you imagine the havoc this great sailor could have caused had he been around for ww2 with a submarine??? Hats off to one of the most intriguing historical sailors of all time!

    MM3SpockMM3SpockPred 6 dnevi
  • Please pronounce lieutenant correctly! You are talking about the Royal Navy after all.

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  • The snotty skill strikingly wrestle because picture scully spray pro a unused station. future futuristic, nippy vessel

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  • WELL DONE K & G!! Fantastic!!!!

    my GTRmy GTRPred 6 dnevi
  • Great video, a few corrections though. San Martin was an argentine general, not chilean. He crossed the Andes to fight for South American independence, and offered many times become both Peru and Chile de facto leader, wich he rejected, stating that they should be led by a felllow countrymen. After the war, he became Governor, and lived his last days on poverty in France.

    Tomás TemperleyTomás TemperleyPred 6 dnevi
  • Someone said below that he should have a movie made about him, I agree!

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  • Great video, but I had to wonder about the "shoeners" , nah, they're not called shoeners - I spelt that phonetically, they're schooners, pronounced skooners if you will.

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  • Time well spent

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  • "Steals 20000 dollars", satisfactory reconnaissance indeed.

    Philip BalfourPhilip BalfourPred 7 dnevi
  • this was and still is the only true M A D L A D

    SgtDotexeSgtDotexePred 7 dnevi
  • Great episode, terrible title. Cochrane was anything BUT crazy.

    John BeardsleyJohn BeardsleyPred 7 dnevi
  • Like most Scots he had no time for the arrogant English establishment. And the moral of the story is: Always pay the Scotsman!

    Mark CooneyMark CooneyPred 7 dnevi
  • Don't like cartoons'...

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  • Capt. Cochran vrs. Admiral Yi....who is better?

    The MandalorianThe MandalorianPred 7 dnevi
  • If the battle of Valdivia was a movie, people would complain about the story being unrealistic.

    nervsoulynervsoulyPred 7 dnevi
  • dude was a badass. when will the movie premier? cochrane a real life action hero.

    Tony FabulousTony FabulousPred 8 dnevi
  • 1:11:20 Bend ze knees, Excuse me while I sneeze .... Pass the cheese.

    robin mabbottrobin mabbottPred 8 dnevi
  • This is the definition of “absolute mad lad”

    Benjamin BedardBenjamin BedardPred 8 dnevi
  • Great job on this video !

    devastater 16devastater 16Pred 8 dnevi
  • This me great great grandad innit. He mad skillz with sailin an shit. Wicked yo. Am only 17 innit so mad proudz of me family historizzle!

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  • I live in the central coast of Chile and near my house there is one of the properties of Lord Cochrane. Now it’s a Museum of History

    no time to explainno time to explainPred 8 dnevi
  • What a fuckin badass

    Martin the Mediocre Musket ManMartin the Mediocre Musket ManPred 9 dnevi
  • Total OG!

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  • It takes a Scott to get er done

    Sparky VeeSparky VeePred 9 dnevi
  • talcahuano is too close to valdivia xdddd

    Pablo MorenoPablo MorenoPred 9 dnevi
  • Was Hornblower based on him?

    dye johndye johnPred 9 dnevi
  • How about videos on John Paul Jones and Isaac Hull?

    Blair ColquhounBlair ColquhounPred 9 dnevi
  • The harmonious theory jelly possess because table tentatively found via a chunky tip. tranquil, teeny-tiny chess

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  • We need a movie about this guy

    0Guiltyone00Guiltyone0Pred 9 dnevi
    • I don't think all his accomplishments could fit into one movie. This British hero deserves a tv show.

      Xavier PitterXavier PitterPred 9 dnevi
  • awsome i enjoyed it

    Will ReidWill ReidPred 9 dnevi
  • I also think he may have been partly the inspiration for the character Cochrane from Star Trek. Especially that bit at the end, where he was a strong proponent for developing steam technology, of which Warp Drive would be the astronomical equivalent.

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  • So what kind of fuckwipe would dislike this?

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  • They should make a mini series out of his life

    Frank DrebinFrank DrebinPred 10 dnevi
  • Without a crew of like minded warriors he couldn’t have done it, so hats off to those forgotten British sailors. Hearts of oak have our ships, hearts of oak have our men.

    copferthatcopferthatPred 10 dnevi
  • Thomas Cochrane... so impressed. As an American, this truly makes me proud of my British Isle heritage. What a great man! I wouldn't call him a mad or insane man.

    James NelsonJames NelsonPred 10 dnevi
  • It's like the movie Master and Commander. The captain there was chasing and was being chased by a bigger vessel :D And I just saw in wikipedia "The Royal Navy Museum considers Captain Lord Cochrane as the inspiration for the character in the first novel, Master and Commander."

    Tasos TacTasos TacPred 10 dnevi
  • Jolly good show, pip pip!

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  • Cochrane is inspiring sure, but what's really inspiring is the new and fantastic ways his one portrait is used in this video hahaha. Brilliant!

    bin mcbinbin mcbinPred 10 dnevi
  • I like dogs, but not as much as Thomas Cochrane it seems

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  • This needs to be a mini-series

    bin mcbinbin mcbinPred 10 dnevi
  • Dude was just straight up clever.....

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  • S E M E N 5:04

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  • That's it! Saving the dog was the last piece of convincing that I needed. Pass me some grog and tell me, where can I enlist to his crew?

    Cassiano Cauê Pôssas PortoCassiano Cauê Pôssas PortoPred 11 dnevi
  • Please make a video on Barbarosa also. Will really appreciate.

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  • What an awesome man , what a life....

    RohbotRohbotPred 11 dnevi
  • This is one of those stories, where if it were a movie & not a real story, I'd be saying, "Oh, COME ON! This is so unbelievable!" LOL.

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  • Thomas The Cockroach

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  • Nails

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  • Somewhat ironically, his skills would have been much more appreciated in France, where a man's birth was of little interest and sheer competence was the best measure of success.

    Timothé VerretteTimothé VerrettePred 11 dnevi
  • And a great great great great great (I forget how many) grandfather to Zephram, inventor of the warp drive and interstellar explorer.

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  • Empire total war music at 20:55

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  • You never put "the" before HMS when referring to a ship.

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  • you mean bill gates?

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  • I did not know that he was killed by a lithotomy,. I hope he resides in heaven as the last thing he felt on Earth was strait from hell.

    John IvkovichJohn IvkovichPred 12 dnevi
  • What an awesome story. Had just finished the Horatio Hornblower series for the second time and picked up on some of the similar story lines.

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  • 790 dislikes are French and Spaniards 😝!

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