Monday, 21 October 2013

Trafalgar Day

Did you know that today is Trafalgar Day, celebrating our victory over the combined Franco-Spanish fleets? The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, has chosen this day to open its new permanent exhibition Nelson, Navy, Nation, which explores the rise of the Royal Navy in the 18th Century (CLICK). Admission is free. Shown is Lemuel Francis Abbott's portrait of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson (1799) who was taking a break from naval battles, having recently lost his right arm. The BBC has posted an audio slide show by Paul Kerley, narrated by co-curator Quintin Colville (CLICK).


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