1. The Death of Nelson, 21 October 1805
    by Arthur William Devis
    Date painted: 1807
    Oil on canvas, 195.6 x 261.6 cm
    Collection: National Maritime Museum

    Today is Trafalgar Day, commemorating the historic victory of the British Navy over the French and Spanish at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Admiral Lord Nelson commanded the fleet from HMS Victory but was mortally wounded in the engagement, so the event also commemorates and celebrates his life

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