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"Nelson: A Legacy of Courage and Victory" Step aboard the HMS Victory, a vessel that witnessed the brilliance of Admiral Nelson

Background imageNelson Collection: Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799. Artist: Lemuel Francis Abbott

Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799. Artist: Lemuel Francis Abbott
Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799. Probably the most famous portrait of Nelson, painted after his victory at the Battle of the Nile, from an earlier sketch

Background imageNelson Collection: HMS Victory, Flags and Nelson Quote

HMS Victory, Flags and Nelson Quote
An illustration of Admiral Horatio Nelsons flagship, the HMS Victory with signal flags on display and firing a broadside, set below a depiction of the Royal Standard of the United Kingdom and St

Background imageNelson Collection: HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805). British naval officer. As Vice Admiral of the White

HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805). British naval officer. As Vice Admiral of the White. Oil on canvas, 1800, by Lemuel Francis Abbott

Background imageNelson Collection: Flags used for Nelsons famous signal at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805

Flags used for Nelsons famous signal at the Battle of Trafalgar, 1805. The flags used by Lieutenant Pasco aboard HMS Victory to send the message England expects that every man will do his duty

Background imageNelson Collection: Nelson outlining his battle plans for Trafalgar, 1805

Nelson outlining his battle plans for Trafalgar, 1805
This picture illustrates the famous incident when Nelson, visiting Lord Sidmouth five weeks before Trafalgar, dipped a finger in the port and sketched his plan for the expected battle

Background imageNelson Collection: Death of Nelson (West)

Death of Nelson (West)
Horatio Nelson is fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar

Background imageNelson Collection: LORD NELSON 1758 - 1805

LORD NELSON 1758 - 1805
HORATIO, LORD NELSON British naval officer

Background imageNelson Collection: The Army and Navy, Wellington and Nelson, c1805. Artist: Newton & Co

The Army and Navy, Wellington and Nelson, c1805. Artist: Newton & Co
The Army and Navy, Wellington and Nelson, c1805. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) and Admiral Lord Nelson (1758-1805)

Background imageNelson Collection: The first journey of Victory, 1778

The first journey of Victory, 1778. The ship Victory in full sail on calm waters. Date 1922 2nd December. The first journey of Victory, 1778. The ship Victory in full sail on calm waters

Background imageNelson Collection: 1935 Kings Silver Jubilee Fleet Review

1935 Kings Silver Jubilee Fleet Review
A panoramic view showing the berthing arrangements made for the Review of the Fleet at Spithead by King George V to celebrate his Silver Jubilee

Background imageNelson Collection: Nelsons Signal

Nelsons Signal
Before the battle, Nelson sends his famous signal : England expects every man to do his duty

Background imageNelson Collection: Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Artist: Henry Bone

Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Artist: Henry Bone
Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Portrait of Nelson after his victory at the Battle of the Nile. One of Britains greatest military figures

Background imageNelson Collection: Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar

Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar
During the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, it was shortly before Nelson was mortally wounded that a shot struck the fore brace bits on the quarter deck and passed between Nelson and Hardy

Background imageNelson Collection: UK, London, Trafalgar Square, Nelsons Column

UK, London, Trafalgar Square, Nelsons Column

Background imageNelson Collection: Sunset at Nelson the Seal, Looe, Cornwall

Sunset at Nelson the Seal, Looe, Cornwall
A Bronze sculpture by Suzie Marsh, on Pennyland Rocks in Looe harbour, Cornwall, UK is a memorial to Nelson, a one-eyed bull grey seal

Background imageNelson Collection: Nelson in his cabin on the H. M. S. Victory

Nelson in his cabin on the H. M. S. Victory
This is a painting of Nelson in his cabin. The attitude is characteristic of the Admiral who had periods of great despondency even in his hours of greatness

Background imageNelson Collection: Dublin / O connell Street

Dublin / O connell Street
The famous thoroughfare of O Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland, with the Post Office on the left and Nelsons Column in the centre. Date: early 1930s

Background imageNelson Collection: The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 (oil on canvas)

The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 (oil on canvas)
XCR2069 The Battle of Trafalgar, 1805 (oil on canvas) by Stanfield, Clarkson R.A. (1793-1867); 262x462 cm; The Crown Estate; English, out of copyright

Background imageNelson Collection: H. M. S. Victory flying the famous signal on 21 October 1905

H. M. S. Victory flying the famous signal on 21 October 1905
As part of the Nelson celebrations of the centenary of his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, the H.M.S. Victory, his flagship

Background imageNelson Collection: Nelsons signal at Trafalgar, England Expects Every Man Will Do His Duty (colour litho)

Nelsons signal at Trafalgar, England Expects Every Man Will Do His Duty (colour litho)
3643587 Nelsons signal at Trafalgar, England Expects Every Man Will Do His Duty (colour litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Nelsons signal at Trafalgar)

Background imageNelson Collection: HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805). British naval officer

HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805). British naval officer. As a captain, by the San Juan River in Nicaragua. Oil on canvas, c1781, by John Francis Rigaud

Background imageNelson Collection: The HMS Victory - brought in to Portsmouth Harbour

The HMS Victory - brought in to Portsmouth Harbour
The HMS Victory - in Portsmouth Harbour. Fitted up as a Naval School of Telegrapha before becoming a floating signal school proper (as can be seen on this card) until 1904

Background imageNelson Collection: Some of the Officers of the British Antarctic expedition

Some of the Officers of the British Antarctic expedition
Officers on board the Terra Nova on its return to New Zealand in February 1913 after the discovery of the bodies of Captain Scott and his companions. From left to right. Back row, Mr

Background imageNelson Collection: Horatio, Lord Nelson

Horatio, Lord Nelson
Circular portrait of legendary British naval commander Horatio, Lord Nelson (1758 - 1805) surrounded by scenes depicting his death on the deck of the flagship HMS Victory

Background imageNelson Collection: UK, England, London, Trafalgar Square, Nelsons Column, Lions by Edwin Landseer

UK, England, London, Trafalgar Square, Nelsons Column, Lions by Edwin Landseer

Background imageNelson Collection: Trafalgar Square and Lord Nelson

Trafalgar Square and Lord Nelson. Date: circa 1950

Background imageNelson Collection: Wharfedale Union Workhouse, Otley, West Yorkshire

Wharfedale Union Workhouse, Otley, West Yorkshire
The main building of he Wharfedale Union workhouse on Newall Carr Road, Otley, West Yorkshire. It was designed by C.S. and A.J. Nelson of Leeds and opened in 1873

Background imageNelson Collection: Nelsons last signal at Trafalgar, 21 October 1805

Nelsons last signal at Trafalgar, 21 October 1805
At the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, Nelson gives his famous last signal England expects that every man will do his duty

Background imageNelson Collection: Nelson Sends Signal

Nelson Sends Signal
Before the battle, Nelson orders his famous signal : England expects every man to do his duty

Background imageNelson Collection: Horatio, Lord Nelson

Horatio, Lord Nelson
HORATIO, LORD NELSON sketched at Napoli in 1797

Background imageNelson Collection: Cuthbert Collingwood

Cuthbert Collingwood
LORD CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD English naval commander. Took command on Nelsons death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805

Background imageNelson Collection: O Connell St and Bridge showing Nelsons Pillar, Dublin

O Connell St and Bridge showing Nelsons Pillar, Dublin
O Connell Street and Bridge showing Nelsons Pillar, Dublin, Republic of Ireland. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageNelson Collection: Oscar Battling Nelson. Danish-American pugilist. American lightweight champion for 1908-10

Oscar Battling Nelson. Danish-American pugilist. American lightweight champion for 1908-10, at practice in 1920
BOXING: BAT NELSON, 1920. Oscar Battling Nelson. Danish-American pugilist. American lightweight champion for 1908-10, at practice in 1920

Background imageNelson Collection: Some of the men who found Captain Scott

Some of the men who found Captain Scott
Some of the Men who found the bodies of Captain Scott and his companions and erected a cairn, pictured on their return to New Zealand

Background imageNelson Collection: Portrait of 1st Viscount Horatio Nelson, 1785-1805

Portrait of 1st Viscount Horatio Nelson, 1785-1805
This is a photographic reproduction of a painting of the 1st Viscount Horatio Nelson who lived from 1758 to 1805

Background imageNelson Collection: H. M. S. Victory, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

H. M. S. Victory, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
H.M.S. Victory, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England

Background imageNelson Collection: Emma Hamilton / 4 Poses

Emma Hamilton / 4 Poses
EMMA, LADY HAMILTON Wife of Lord Hamilton, mistress of Lord Nelson, in four poses: The Bacchante, Nature, The Spinstress, and Sensibility

Background imageNelson Collection: Nelson on Shore

Nelson on Shore
HORATIO, LORD NELSON standing on a rocky shore, while a line of warships sails past behind him

Background imageNelson Collection: Model of the Victory, Nelsons Ship at Trafalgar

Model of the Victory, Nelsons Ship at Trafalgar

Background imageNelson Collection: The J. Baird and Mid City Market Buildings on Trafalgar

The J. Baird and Mid City Market Buildings on Trafalgar Street in the town of Nelson, South Island, New Zealand, Pacific

Background imageNelson Collection: Horatio, Lord Nelson

Horatio, Lord Nelson Sailor

Background imageNelson Collection: Lord Nelson, Nelsons Column, Trafalgar Square, London, England, United Kingdom

Lord Nelson, Nelsons Column, Trafalgar Square, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageNelson Collection: The Death of Nelson, 1806. Artist: West, Benjamin (1738-1820)

The Death of Nelson, 1806. Artist: West, Benjamin (1738-1820)
The Death of Nelson, 1806. Found in the collection of the Walker Art Gallery

Background imageNelson Collection: HMS Nelson, battleship, Nelson class

HMS Nelson, battleship, Nelson class. 1940s

Background imageNelson Collection: Nelsons flagship HMS Victory by G. H. Davis

Nelsons flagship HMS Victory by G. H. Davis
The ship that links us today with our most famous naval victory and an epitome of the Royal Navys finest traditions: a sectional drawing of Nelsons flagship HMS Victory

Background imageNelson Collection: Spithead panorama, ships on south side

Spithead panorama, ships on south side
Panorama of the Coronation Review: the left-hand section, showing ships on the south side. A Spithead panorama, looking west: home fleet battleships headed by the Nelson foreign warships

Background imageNelson Collection: DUBLIN 1960S

DUBLIN 1960S
O Connell Street, Dublin, Ireland, looking north from the River Liffey. In the centre is the bronze O Connell Monument, the G.P.O, Building and Nelson Monument behind. Date: 1960s

Background imageNelson Collection: The Modern Boy front cover - Nelson polar bear attack

The Modern Boy front cover - Nelson polar bear attack
Front cover of The Modern Boy featuring an illustration showing Horatio Nelson when young fighting off an attack from a polar bear when his ship was frozen in ice in the Arctic. Date: 1932



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"Nelson: A Legacy of Courage and Victory" Step aboard the HMS Victory, a vessel that witnessed the brilliance of Admiral Nelson. As the flags fluttered in the wind, they carried Nelson's famous signal at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. With unwavering determination, Nelson outlined his battle plans for this historic event, forever etching his name into history. Tragically, it was also on these seas where Lord Nelson met his untimely demise. The death of this British naval officer left a void that could never be filled. Horatio Nelson, Vice Admiral of the White, had become a symbol of bravery and leadership. Nelson's signal became an emblematic representation of his strategic genius during Trafalgar. Alongside Captain Hardy, he stood resolute as they faced their adversaries head-on. Their partnership would forever be remembered as one that exemplified loyalty and valor. The HMS Victory itself holds its own tale within its sturdy wooden frame. Brought into Portsmouth Harbour with great pride, it embarked on its first journey in 1778 and continued to serve faithfully throughout history. Beyond battles and warships lies another side to "Nelson. " Witnessing sunset at Nelson the Seal in Looe, Cornwall brings forth tranquility amidst turbulent times—a reminder that even heroes find solace in nature's embrace. In admiration for Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson's accomplishments during 1798-1799, artist Henry Bone immortalized him through artistry around c1920—an everlasting tribute to a man whose legacy lives on. From victory to tragedy; from courage to sacrifice—Nelson encapsulates all these facets within his name alone. His indomitable spirit continues to inspire generations who look upon him as more than just an admiral but as a symbol of resilience and heroism.