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  Letters and Dispatches of Horatio Nelson
These on-line editions of Horatio Nelson's dispatches and letters are based directly on the original nineteenth century editions.
Nelson, who died at the naval battle of Trafalgar on October 21, 1805, was one of the most successful and famous of British fleet commanders.
The "NELSON AND BRONTE" signature which end the later passages refer to Nelson's status as Duke of Bronte.
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  Horatio Nelson - MSN Encarta
Nelson was born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, on September 29, 1758.
In 1801 Nelson became a vice admiral, but in spite of his rank he accepted service under Sir Hyde Parker when the latter was placed in command of the fleet sent to the Baltic Sea to compel Denmark and Sweden to discontinue their economic aid to France.
In 1849 a monument known as the Nelson Column was erected to Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square, London.
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  HORATIO NELSON, VISCOUNT NELSON - LoveToKnow Article on HORATIO NELSON, VISCOUNT NELSON   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Horatio, who had received a summary, and broken, education at Norwich, Downham and North Walsham, was entered on the Raisonable when c~aptain Suckling was appointed to her in 1770 on an alarm of war with Spain.
Nelson was chosen to go as a matter of course, but unfortunately, it was thought proper to put him under the command of Sir Hyde Parker (q.v.) an officer of no experience, and, as the Admiralty ought to haw known, of commonplace, not to say indolent, character.
Nelson was at once burning for honor, ardently desirous to serve his country at a great crisis, and yet longing for rest and for the company of Emma Hamilton.
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 Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Horatio Nelson was born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England to the Reverend Edmund Nelson and Catherine Nelson.
Nelson was one of those hit: a bullet entered his shoulder, pierced his lung, and came to rest at the base of his spine.
Nelson was included in the top 10 of the 100 Greatest Britons poll sponsored by the BBC and voted for by the public.
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 Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Horatio Nelson, Viscount Nelson (September 29, 1758 – October 21, 1805) was a British admiral who won fame as a leading naval commander.
Horatio Nelson was born in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England to the Reverend Edmund Nelson and Catherine Suckling Nelson.
Nelson was the basis for the fictional character of Horatio Hornblower.
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 Horatio Nelson : British Admiral : Nelson : Hero : Royal Navy : Napoleonic Wars : French Revolution :
Joining the Royal Navy at the age of 12, Horatio Nelson was to rise through the ranks of British sailors and enjoy being one of the greatest and most loved people of his time.
Nelson's star was now firmly shooting high and the victory of the Nile gained him a baroncy.
Famed for his ostentatious uniform that was highly recognisable, Nelson was spotted on the Victory by an enemy sharpshooter and was shot through the spine during the height of the battle.
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 Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson Summary
Horatio Nelson was born at Burnham Thorpe on Sept. 29, 1758.
Horatio Nelson was born on September 29, 1758 in a rectory in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, the sixth of eleven children of The Revd Edmund Nelson and Catherine Nelson.
Nelson's Pillar, a monument to Nelson in Dublin was destroyed by a bomb planted by former IRA men in 1966.
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 Horatio Nelson
Horatio Nelson was born in Burnham Thorpe[?], Norfolk, England to the Reverend Edmund Nelson and Catherine Suckling Nelson.
Nelson was one of those hit: a bullet entered his shoulder, pierced his lung, and came to rest at the base of his spine.
Nelson was noted for his considerable ability to inspire and bring out the best in his men, to the point that it gained a name: "The Nelson Touch".
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 Nevis Historical & Conservation Society - Home Page
Horatio Nelson was born in England on September 29, 1758, along the Norfolk shore at Burnham Thorpe.
Nelson was quite taken by her refinement and resourcefulness in operating a large house.
Nelson and Fanny quickly fell in love and by the time Nelson left for Antigua in August of 1785 the couple were betrothed.
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 Horatio Nelson Biography (Sailor/Military Leader) — FactMonster.com
Horatio Nelson is the greatest hero in British naval history, an honor he earned by defeating Napoleon's fleet in the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar.
Nelson entered the Royal Navy at age 12 and commanded his first vessel at age 20; as a captain he was both praised and condemned for his aggressive and unorthodox tactics.
Nelson lost the sight in his right eye during the Siege of Calvi in 1794, and his right arm was amputated after it was shattered by gunfire during the battle of Santa Cruz at the island of Tenerife in 1797.
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 Horatio Nelson Custom Essay Writing, Horatio Nelson Essays, Research Papers, Custom Book Reports Overnight
This was Horatio or, as he preferred to be known then - and signed himself - Horace, to the displeasure of his father, who once crossed out the offending signature in a register and substituted the Latin version of the name.
Horatio was, after all, as the rector pointed out, the name of their revered kinsman the first Lord Walpole of Wolterton, as well as of the second Lord Walpole, who was the boy's godfather.
In April 1777 the eighteen-year-old Horatio Nelson, eager and confident, taking his former captains' references with him, presented himself at the Admiralty for the interview which was to determine his suitability for a promotion to which he was too young to be officially entitled.
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 Royal Navy: Viscount Nelson 1758-1805
Horatio Nelson is generally regarded as the greatest officer in the history of the Royal Navy.
Nelson was only second in command of the fleet sent against Denmark in 1801, but after famously turning his blinded eye to the telescope ordering him to retreat, carried the assault on Copenhagen to a successful conclusion.
Nelson’s genius was to recognise that at this time both the French and Spanish Navies were greatly inferior to the British in professional skills such as gunnery and ship handling and that risks could be taken to win crushing victories.
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It took that long for the courts to deny the captains their pound of flesh, but in the interim Nelson met Fanny Nesbit, a widow native to Nevis, whom he would marry on March 11, 1787 at the end of his tour of duty in the Caribbean.
His action was approved in retrospect, and in May he became commander-in-chief in the Baltic Sea, and was awarded the title of Viscount Nelson of the Nile by the British crown.
Nelson eclipsed Admiral Robert Blake as the most famous British Admiral, though Nelson himself - obviously a modest man - said "I do not reckon myself equal to Blake".
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 Commodore Horatio Nelson   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Horatio Nelson was born in 1758 - the same year in which the government made the decision to place an order for the construction of a new first rate ship of the line, the Victory - and was destined to become one of the most famous military commanders in history.
The third son of eight children, Nelson was born at the vicarage in the Norfolk village of Burnham Thorpe.
Nelson's mother died when he was nine and the large family was then raised by his father, the Rev. Edmund Nelson.
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The Nelson commemorated throughout the Caribbean, however, is younger, a little newer to the world, and if a bit less impressive, certainly more intimate.
It was in the Caribbean, on the island of Nevis, that Nelson met and married Fanny Nisbet, and the island still bears traces of the young captain's presence.
Nelson's legacy is visible there as well, in the fine restored Georgian dockyard that now bears his name.
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 The Nelson Society - Frontpage
Nelson threw the rule-books away, defied his superiors and scandalised Georgian society but, even so, still drew the respect, admiration and devotion of those who served under his command and of the British nation as a whole.
The Nelson Society decided to assist Paolo’s expedition for three seasons in the rescue and eventual reburial of those burials under threat from erosion and illegal excavation.
In April 2005, on the two-hundredth anniversary of Nelson’s death and victory at Trafalgar, Boydell and Brewer, in association with the National Maritime and Royal Naval museums, will publish 450 of his previously unpublished letters, written over the years since 1782, including some that have never been seen before.
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 Horatio Nelson
Horatio Nelson was born in Norfolk in the parish of Burnham Thorpe.
Young Nelson entered the navy as a midshipman at the age of 12.
Nelson chased it to the West Indies and back, laid siege to it and the allied Spanish fleet in the harbor of Cadiz, and finally brought them both to bay off Cape Trafalgar on Oct.
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Captain Horatio Nelson is a schoolboy hero, an inspirational leader loved for his fighting spirit and his willingness to fight shoulder to shoulder with his men.
From the evidence of the bones Horatio Nelson was a violent disciplinarian, frequently flogging his own men within inches of their lives.
Nelson fell in love with Lady Hamilton, the Hollywood version of their love affair was the subject of the Academy Award-winning, 1941 United Artists film That Hamilton Woman, starring Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.
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 Horatio Nelson Jackson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Horatio Nelson Jackson (1872 - January 14, 1955) was the first person to drive an automobile across the United States, an early example of rallying (albeit with just one competitor).
He was a physician who had practiced for a few years in the towns of Brattleboro, Vermont and Burlington, Vermont.
Horatio Nelson Jackson eventually settled in Burlington, Vermont with his wife Bertha and Bud the bulldog.
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 Ken Burns . Horatio's Drive | PBS
Horatio Nelson Jackson drives his car, 'The Vermont,' through sage during his cross-country drive.
Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip is a one-episode, two-hour film that will be broadcast on PBS stations in October.
Background on the occupants of the car: Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson; Sewall Crocker, his mechanic and co-driver; and Bud, the bulldog Jackson purchased during the trip.
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Born at Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk in 1758, Horatio Nelson was the great-great nephew of Sir Robert Walpole, Britain's first prime minister.
One of young Horatio's uncles, on his mother side, was given command of a captured French frigate the RAISONNABLE..
Horatio Nelson led the attack on the Danish defensive chain.
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 Jamaica Gleaner : Pieces of the Past: In this place dwelt Horatio Nelson
Nelson took his position seriously and was worried that the island was not strong enough to defend itself against a well-organised attack.
Nelson himself fell ill with fever and on his return to Port Royal, he was carried ashore on a cot and taken to the house of a Cubah Cornwallis, a free-coloured woman known to have saved the lives of numerous British sailors.
Nelson returned to England and in 1781 was given command of the Albermarle and charged with escorting the young Prince William Henry (who later became King William IV) to the West Indies.
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 LORD HORATIO NELSON 1758 TO 1805 ADMIRAL OF THE BRITISH FLEET - BATTLE OF CAPE TRAFALGAR
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB (September 29, 1758 – October 21, 1805) was a British admiral who won fame as a leading naval commander.
Lord Nelson was born in the village of Burnham Thorpe on 29th September 1758 where his father Edmund was the vicar and also rector of the nearby village of Burnham Market.
Nelson won an annihilating victory, the battle beginning with the hoisting of the most famous signal in British naval history: "England expects every man to do his duty." In his hour of triumph Nelson fell to a bullet fired by a marksman in the fighting top of the French ship 'Redoutable'.
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 Horatio Nelson - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Horatio Nelson was born in in Esperanto in 2078.
Nelson lost an eye in 1794, and an arm in 1797 he lost a leg at some stage as well.
Horatio Nelson - Sherlock Holmes - Duke of Wellington - Neville Chamberlain - Winston Churchill - Margaret Thatcher - Elton John - Tony Blair - J.
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 Admiral Lord Nelson
Horatio Nelson was born on September 29, 1758, to Catherine (Suckling) Nelson, the wife of Edmund Nelson, rector of Burnham Thorpe, in the county of Norfolk.
Horatio's introduction to the Navy was singularly unpromising, for when he arrived at Chatham he was unable to find his ship and no one would direct him to it.
Nelson, knowing that this was no time to flee, put his blind eye to good use by putting his telescope to it and saying, "I really don't see the signal." Sticking out the fight, he crushed the Danish fleet.
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 USS Horatio Nelson, NCC-19958-A -- Star Trek Role Play by E-mail
The USS Horatio Nelson is named for the great British admiral of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Nelson died from wounds sustained in that battle and was buried in Saint Paul's Cathedral.
A monument known as the Nelson Column was erected to Admiral Nelson in Trafalgar Square, London.
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 Anecdote - Viscount Horatio Nelson - Blind Determination   (Site not responding. Last check: )
During the battle of Copenhagen in 1801, admiral Horatio Nelson's forces were bombarded by the Danish for several hours.
Nelson had deliberately held the telescope to the sightless eye which he had lost at Calvi in 1794.
Nelson, Viscount Horatio (1758-1805) British admiral [noted for his numerous naval victories against the French, including the battles of: the Nile (foiling Napoleon's attempt to conquer Egypt, 1798), Copenhagen (1801), and Trafalgar (in which he was mortally wounded, 1805); and for his scandalous affair with Lady Emma Hamilton (wife of the British envoy)]
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