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|Lord Nelson 1758-1805, by Lemuel Abbott
1758 September 29
Born at Burnham Thorpe as the son of Reverend Edmund Nelson and his wife Catherine.
1770 November 27
Joins the 64-gun ship Raisonable as midhipman.
Joins the 64-gun ship Worcester as acting lieutenant.
Promoted to lieutenant and appointed to the frigate Lowestoffe.
1778 December 8
1779 June 11
Appointed to command the 64-gun ship Agamemnon.
1795 June 1
Appointed Conel of the Royal Marines.
1797 February 20
Appointed Rear-Admiral of the Blue.
Knight of the Bath.
1798 February 14
The Battle at St Vincent where 15 British ships defeated a Spanish fleet of 27
ships-of-the-line. Nelson in the 74-gun ship Captain boarded and took the 80-gun ship San Nicholas and the 112-gun
ship San Jose.
Hoisted flag in the 74-gun ship Vanguard.
1798 August 1
Battle of the Nile at Abukir Bay.
1798 November 6
Created Baron Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe.
1799 February 14
Appointed Rear-Admiral of the Red.
1801 January 1
Appointed Vice-Admiral of the Blue.
1801 January 16
Hoist flag in 98-gun ship San Josef.
1801 February 12
Hoist flag in 98-gun ship St George.
1801 April 2
Battle of Copenhagen.
1803 July 30
Rehoists his flag in the 100-gun ship Victory.
1804 April 23
Appointed Vice-Admiral of the White.
1805 October 23
Killed at the Battle of Trafalgar against the combined French and Spanish fleets.
The Nelson Decade, which commenced on 21 October 1995 with the 190th anniversary
of the Battle of Trafalgar, will be an eventful period with notable activities and public events being organised to commemorate
Nelson's life and achievements and to celebrate the bicentenaries of his four most important battles:
The Flandyke Shore
Trad, Arr. Nic Jones/The Albion Band
I went unto my love's chamber window
Where I often I had been
Just to let her know unto Flandyke Shore
Unto Flandyke Shore
Never to return to England no more
return to England no more
I went uto my love's chamber door
Where I'd never had been before
I saw a light springing from her clothes
Springing from her clothes
Just as the morning sun when first arose
as the morning sun when first arose
As I was walking on the Flandyke Shore
Her own dear father I did meet
daughter, she is dead", he cried
"She is dead", he cried
"And she's broken her heart all for the love of thee"
I hoved a bullet onto fair England's shore
Onto fair England's shore
Just where I thought that my own true love did
So I hove a dart that touched my
true love's heart,touched my true love's heart and brought the light into her eyes again.
|H.M.S Victory c.1917