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.

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.

Lord Nelson was fatally shot at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Signal Midshipman John Pollard took credit for killing the Frenchman who did it.

Horatio Nelson was born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, on 29 September 1758. He first went to sea at 12, marking the start of his heroic naval career.

The Battle of Trafalgar took place in 1805. Nelson masterminded the victorious British attack on the Franco-Spanish fleet.

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