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Horatio, Lord Nelson

Person   Born 29/9/1758 Died 21/10/1805

Born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk. Naval commander who became a national hero as a result of his victories in the battle of the Nile (1798) and the Battle of Trafalgar (1805). He was mortally wounded at Trafalgar and died as the battle was won. His body was returned to England in a barrel of brandy (to preserve it) and laid in state in the Painted Hall, Greenwich for 3 days.  On the night before his funeral, 8th/9th January 1806, his body lay in a room in the Old Admiralty Building. Buried in St Paul's Cathedral.

"England expects that every man will do his duty."

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Horatio, Lord Nelson

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45415

Cleopatra's needle

Pink granite, 68.5 feet high, 186 tons. Vulliamy created, and Youngs cast, th...

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44694

Lord Nelson - New Bond Street 103

Horatio, Lord Nelson, 1758 - 1805, lived here in 1798. London County Council 

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44727

Nelson - New Bond Street 147

Nelson. Lived here in 1797. Born 1758. Fell at Trafalgar 1805.

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45833

Nelson's column

Erected to commemorate the Trafalgar victory over Napoleon of 1805. The heigh...

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