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Welcome to this website which is dedicated to the life of the great British admiral, Lord Nelson. Jan 2009. Nelson's name lives on because of 4 stunning victories for which he was responsible.

The Battle of Cape St Vincent - 14 February 1797
The Battle of the Nile - 1 August 1798
The Battle of Copenhagen - 1 April 1801
The Battle of Trafalgar (at which he lost his life) - 21 October 1805

The site is designed to give maximum enjoyment and benefit to both the first time visitor and serious student alike. I hope you find, as I have done, that the era of Nelson and his stunning naval victories is the most fascinating in our country's history.

We hope that in future visitors to the site will provide information about Nelsonian locations, including places Nelson visited, memorials to him, or the graves of men who served with him.

You could not have picked a better time to become interested in Nelson. It is now less than four years since the bi-centenary of the Battle of Trafalgar and Nelson's death. During that time media interest increased and our country rediscovered at least a small part of its patriotic pride.

Remember though, that the theme of this site is "duty" - the desire, and ability to give more than you can realistically expect in return.

Nelson enjoys a quiet, uncontrolled airport with easy access to aviation practice areas yet within a short flying distance of a number of centres. This airport has an elevation of 1755 feet with a 3100 feet paved runway and an automated weather station.

£37,800 worth of Lord Nelson's personal artefacts stolen from Norwich Castle
A gang of thieves are being hunted by police after stealing £37,800 worth of artefacts that once belonged to Lord Nelson.

Nelson enjoys a quiet, uncontrolled airport with easy access to aviation practice areas yet within a short flying distance of a number of centres. This airport has an elevation of 1755 feet with a 3100 feet paved runway and an automated weather station. Its situation is unique in that it is located on the lake in the centre of Nelson just a short walk from the downtown core. Flight Services are located at the Castlegar Airport some 40 km away. The airport is owned by the City of Nelson but is licensed by Transport Canada. The city float plane dock is adjacent to the airport.

Its situation is unique in that it is located on the lake in the centre of Nelson just a short walk from the downtown core. Flight Services are located at the Castlegar Airport some 40 km away. The airport is owned by the City of Nelson but is licensed by Transport Canada. The city float plane dock is adjacent to the airport.

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The first question in a subject so vast as this is where to begin, and paradoxically the beginning will be at the end. Nelson died at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805 and was interred in St Paul's Cathedral on 8th January 1806.

The plate on his coffin read as follows:

Depositum
Lord Horatio Nelson
Viscount and Baron Nelson of the Nile, and of Burnham Thorpe in the County of Norfolk
Baron Nelson of the Nile, and of Hilborough in the said County
Knight of the most honourable Order of the Bath
Vice Admiral of the White Squadron of the Fleet
Commander in Chief of his Majesty's Ships and Vessels in the Mediterranean
Duke of Bronte in Sicily
Knight Grand Cross of the Sicilian Order of St Ferdinand and of Merit
Member of the Ottoman Order of the Crescent
Knight Grand Commander of the Order of St Joachim
Born 29th September 1758
After a series of transcendant and heroic services, this gallant admiral fell, gloriously, in the moment of brilliant and decisive Victory over the Combined Fleets of France and Spain, off
Cape Trafalgar, on
21st October 1805.

 



"Nelson in the News"
Norwich Evening News - January 22, 2015
Nelson artefacts to be sold
Due to refurbishment . . .
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"Nelson quotation"
"I stand for myself; no great connexion to support me if inclined to fall; therefore my good name as a man, and officer, and an Englishman, I must be very careful of. My greatest pride is to discharge my duty faithfully; my greatest ambition to receive approbation for my conduct."
March 1785
From a letter to Lord Sydney.


Our bookstore (in conjunction with Amazon) currently has more than
250 different titles covering Nelson, his navy, and nautical fiction of the Nelson era

"Word of the Week"
March 21, 2009
Dog-watch

The name given to each of the two short watches (of two hours each instead of four) between 1600 and 2000 hours, one from 1600 to 1800 hours and the other from 1800 to 2000 hours. By this means, the days 24 hours are divided into seven watches instead of six so that the watches that the crew stands every night are rotated.

This site documents the life of the man behind this inscription. There are 2 societies specifically dedicated to Nelson and his times:

www.nelson-society.com , www.admiralnelson.org

Visit our lively and informative Nelson Discussion Group

Nelson was amazingly popular figure in the British history. To this day he's still considered one of the most influential military commanders.

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