Photo of the Week – Nelson’s Resting Place

This week’s photograph is of the spot where Lord Nelson lay in state before his funeral in 1806.

Lord Horatio Nelson died in action at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805.  It was decided that he should have a state funeral.  Nelson’s body was brought back to London.  It was preserved in brandy mixed with camphor and myrrh.

Nelson lay in state in the Painted House in Greenwich for three days.  The funeral took place on 9 January 1806.  Neither Nelson’s widow or his mistress Lady Hamilton attended.

Until the next post, stay safe, stay healthy and keep smiling.



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