Admiral Lord Nelson

Explore the life and career of Horatio Nelson – from his successful naval career, culminating in the Battle of Trafalgar, to his personal relationships and colourful love life. Also, check out some of the weird and wonderful Nelson-related objects on display at the National Maritime Museum.

The story of Emma Hamilton is one of female power and achievement in a man’s world, against all odds.

Frances Nisbet married Lord Nelson in 1787. They were married for over ten years before he met and fell in love with Emma Hamilton. 

HMS Victory was Lord Nelson's flagship in his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.

Lord Nelson was born close to the coastal town of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk. He paid a number of visits to Great Yarmouth throughout his career.

The lives and careers of Horatio Nelson and Napoleon Bonaparte are inextricably linked, as two dominant leaders and adversaries. 

Portsmouth is a major British naval base. Nelson left from Portsmouth on board HMS Victory to go to the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.

Lord Nelson is best known for his victory at the Battle of the Trafalgar but he was already a national hero before then thanks to his naval tactics.

As well as being a naval hero, Lord Nelson was an interesting and complex man. His letters and diaries reveal much about his character.

Lord Nelson and his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar left a long and lasting legacy that’s still commemorated today.

Nelson was shot at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805). His body was brought back to England on board HMS Victory and he was buried at St Paul’s Cathedral.

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