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The Battle of Trafalgar
The Battle of Trafalgar (1805) was a pivotal point in Britain’s maritime history, cementing it as a dominant naval power on the world stage. It is perhaps most noted for the leadership and death of its commander, Admiral Lord Nelson.
Hear historians Peter and Dan Snow’s take on the battle and its lasting legacy in British history.
The Battle of Trafalgar by J.M.W. Turner
J.M.W. Turner’s largest painting, The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, is one of the jewels of our fine art collection. Learn more about it below.
Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle by Yinka Shonibare
Explore the legacy of Trafalgar with Yinka Shonibare’s scale replica of Nelson's flagship HMS Victory, originally commissioned for Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth project.
Who was Nelson?
Watch curator Jeremy Michell battle the clock in our Curators Against the Clock challenge, as he tells us exactly who Nelson was.