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Portrait of Admiral Nelson by Chris Collingwood.
Portrait of Admiral Nelson shown in the uniform worn at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Some surface scratches. Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)
Victorys Loss by Mark Churms.
British Vice Admiral Nelson of the Royal Navy, is shot on the quarter deck of his flag ship, H.M.S. VICTORY at the height of the Battle of Trafalgar. He later dies from the mortal bullet wound. Despite this loss, the French and Spanish Fleets are roundly defeated in this epic sea engagement of the Napoleonic Wars.
The Death of Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar by Daniel Maclise.
Admiral Horatio Nelson is seen lying on the deck of HMS Victory after being mortally wounded, hit in the shoulder with the bullet going down through his chest, fired from a French sniper high in the rigging of the French ship Redoubtable, which is entangled with HMS Victory during the later stages of the Battle of Trafalgar. The painting also shows in great detail British sailors performing their duties on board Victory and the French ships rigging entangled in that of Victory. French crew can be seen firing and fighting against the British. Admiral Nelson would be taken below decks where he would die as the battle was won. The original painting which is some 15 metres in length hangs in the Palace of Westminster.
Horatio Nelson: the national hero who secured a century of maritime supremacy for his country and became th focus of British identity and aspirations. Generous and brave, sometimes vain and occasionally weak, he is still the butt of half-admiring jokes: bawdy when his name is coupled with that of Emma Hamilton; respectful in relation ot his great naval achievements. Tom Pocock's Horatio Nelson is the first biography of the admiral to include a significant and hitherto unpublished account of Nelson's plans for a new career in politics. It is the first full biography to unveil detailed descriptions of his adventures on an expedition to the Arctic as a boy, his exploits in the Nicaraguan jungle as a young captain, his love for an older officer's pretty and sophisticated young wife in the West Indies and his defence in court of one of his men on a murder charge and of an old friend charged with treason and plotting the murder of the King. Including an appendix of existing Nels.........