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.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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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