Battle of Trafalgar
Arguably the most famous naval battle in British history, we delve into the events and personal accounts of the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. From Nelson's strategic battle plan and famous flag signal, to the battle itself and Nelson's tragic death, immerse yourself in the story of Trafalgar.
The Battle of Trafalgar took place in 1805. Nelson masterminded the victorious British attack on the Franco-Spanish fleet.
The Battle of Trafalgar is one of the most famous naval battles in British history. Nelson led Britain to victory over a combined French and Spanish fleet, but was shot and died during the battle.
Nelson was killed by a fatal gunshot wound at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. There were at least three eyewitness accounts that confirm Nelson said "Kiss me Hardy" prior to his death.
The lives and careers of Horatio Nelson and Napoleon Bonaparte are inextricably linked, as two dominant leaders and adversaries.
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.
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.