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Admiral Lord Nelson

The entry below is a synopsis of our speakers talk on 13th September 2017.

Mr. John Gibson gave us a presentation today entitled “Admiral Lord Nelson”. John’s presentation was a historical account of the Life and career of Horatio, Lord Nelson Born 29th September 1758 Knight of the Bath, Peer of the Realm, Duke of Bronte, Vice Admiral, he died 21st October 1805, aged 47 and was one of England’s greatest men.

His Navel career started at the age of 12 as a midshipman and with steady promotions up to captain by the age of 20 years even though it was a very small ship, continuing up the ranks to Rear-Admiral of the Blue by 38 years. His final rank was Vice-Admiral of the White age 45 years and he died 2 years later at Trafalgar.

Many of his campaigns were recounted and some of the very bold and dangerous actions mentioned even when he was under orders to act differently, he became known for taking risks but managing to win out on the most unexpected tactics. He was known to send his own version of a battle to the press if the account of the Admiral in charge’s account differed from his. Lady Emma Hamilton was mentioned near the end as was Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood 1st Baron Collingwood and finished with an account of the Battle at Trafalgar

The whole presentation was very informative and sometimes humorous throughout which kept all the men involved.

Questions followed on several points to conclude this lively presentation..

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