Greenwich History & Heritage Collection: Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson
by John Vogl
The second poster in a series of limited edition prints by John Vogl, commissioned by the Flood Gallery. The collection celebrates the history and heritage of our home town of Greenwich.
Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, (29 September 1758–21 October 1805) was a British flag officer famous for his service in the Royal Navy, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars.
After Nelson's death, his corpse was taken to Greenwich. He lay in state in the Old Royal Naval College for three days, before being taken up river aboard a barge for his funeral at St Paul's Cathedral.