This will be a massive
ongoing project for me, so here I will update with what I've completed.
The Battle of Copenhagen
The battle in the Baltic, in which Nelson was not only a master
tactician and warrior, but a diplomat, too. Along the way, he
gave rise to one of the most famous of all his legends - turning a
blind eye to his orders.
- Revised the 'Who Was Nelson?' page.
Finally completed a list of ships that Nelson
served in, including basic stats, the dates that Nelson served
in them, their careers and commanders. (I know I said I
would be working on Nelson's Funeral, but this seemed more fun)
Working on... don't know yet,
it will be a surprise!
Nelson's last diary, 13th September - 21st October 1805,
including his 'Trafalgar Prayer'.
part of the Countdown to Trafalgar: The
Long Blockade of Toulon and The
Chase of Villeneuve.
on: The Battle of Trafalgar.
correcting formatting issues.
Website created, hurrah!
Journal Entries for the beginning of the blockade
of Toulon leading up to the Battle of Trafalgar. These entries run
from July 24th 1803 - January 9th 1804. They are comprised of books 2
and 3 that are in the British Library.
Letters that Nelson wrote during this period,
mostly ones that relate specifically to journal entries.
'Who was Nelson?' page, including a description of the man; his titles
and honours and what they mean; and the 'Sketch of My Life' - the mini
autobiography Nelson wrote for his life up to and including the Battle of
Timeline of the major events of Nelson's life.
Portraits and paintings... but more to come.
Working on... The
Battle of Trafalgar.
NELSON IN THE NEWS
31/03/2014: Is HMS Victory the wrong colour?
The dark ochre and black
stripes of the Victory are iconic, but may not be accurate.
Experts have discovered that the colours Nelson knew are not quite
the same, and she may be repainted in the wake of the discovery.
07/12/2012: Alexander Davison's sword pistol sells for £11,000
A sword-pistol belonging to Nelson's
good friend Alexander Davison has sold at auction for £11,000.
But did it ever belong to Nelson, as has been claimed?
13/11/2012: Letter sells for £20,000!
Remember that letter I mentioned
earlier, up for auction for an estimated £6000-8000? It sold
04/11/2012: Nelson Letter to
go on Sale
A letter written
by Nelson to Lady Hamilton is to go on sale at Bonhams auctioneers
in London on the 13th November 2012, for an estimated £6000-8000.