Nelson, Admiral Horatio

Nelson, Admiral Horatio

1758-09-29 Comments Off on Nelson, Admiral Horatio By dts-admin1

Admiral Nelson (1758-1805) was in charge of the British fleet at Trafalgar and was killed in the battle. Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, London, is a monument to him.

In 1789, there was a revolution in France and the new French government soon declared war on Britain. Napoleon, who became Emperor of France, continued the war. Britain’s navy fought against combined French and Spanish fleets, winning the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

His ship, HMS Victory, can be visited in Portsmouth.

Wikipedia link:,_1st_Viscount_Nelson

The Battle of Trafalgar by J. M. W. Turner (1822–1824) shows the last three letters of the signal, “England expects that every man will do his duty” flying from Nelson’s ship Victory.