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Trafalgar Collection

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Nelson outlining his battle plans for Trafalgar, 1805

Nelson outlining his battle plans for Trafalgar, 1805
This picture illustrates the famous incident when Nelson, visiting Lord Sidmouth five weeks before Trafalgar, dipped a finger in the port and sketched his plan for the expected battle

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Death of Nelson (West)

Death of Nelson (West)
Horatio Nelson is fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Battle of Trafalgar (October 21st, 1805). The

Battle of Trafalgar (October 21st, 1805). The vessel Prince of Asturias, hoisting the Gravina badge, battles five English vessels. Etching. SPAIN. Madrid. National Library

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Nelsons Signal

Nelsons Signal
Before the battle, Nelson sends his famous signal : England expects every man to do his duty

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar

Admiral Nelson and Captain Hardy during Trafalgar
During the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, it was shortly before Nelson was mortally wounded that a shot struck the fore brace bits on the quarter deck and passed between Nelson and Hardy

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: The Battle of Trafalgar, H. M. S. Victory breaks the line

The Battle of Trafalgar, H. M. S. Victory breaks the line
Illustration showing the moment during the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805, that HMS Victory broke through the enemy line and also the moment of Nelsons mortal wounding

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: HMS Implacable, 1920

HMS Implacable, 1920
Photograph of HMS Implacable, formerly the Duguay-Trouin, 1920. This ship was built in France in 1789, served at Trafalgar, and was captured by the Royal Navy shortly thereafter

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: H. M. S. Victory flying the famous signal on 21 October 1905

H. M. S. Victory flying the famous signal on 21 October 1905
As part of the Nelson celebrations of the centenary of his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, the H.M.S. Victory, his flagship

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Keir Hardie addressing suffragettes at Trafalgar Square

Keir Hardie addressing suffragettes at Trafalgar Square
Keir Hardie (1856-1915), founder of the Labour party, addressing suffragettes at a free speech meeting in 1908 - Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) and Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy (1834-1913)

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: The HMS Victory - brought in to Portsmouth Harbour

The HMS Victory - brought in to Portsmouth Harbour
The HMS Victory - in Portsmouth Harbour. Fitted up as a Naval School of Telegrapha before becoming a floating signal school proper (as can be seen on this card) until 1904

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach

Coronation 1953, Queen Elizabeth II in golden State coach
Queen Elizabeth II drives through Trafalgar Square in central London in the golden State coach on the way to Westminster Abbey for her Coronation on 2 June 1953. Date: 1953

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Horatio, Lord Nelson

Horatio, Lord Nelson
Circular portrait of legendary British naval commander Horatio, Lord Nelson (1758 - 1805) surrounded by scenes depicting his death on the deck of the flagship HMS Victory

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Interior of Nelsons flagship, H. M. S. Victory at Trafalgar

Interior of Nelsons flagship, H. M. S. Victory at Trafalgar
This is a sectional drawing of the interior of H.M.S. Victory, Nelsons flagship. It shows how the Victory was fought at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Trafalgar Square and Lord Nelson

Trafalgar Square and Lord Nelson. Date: circa 1950

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Nelsons last signal at Trafalgar, 21 October 1805

Nelsons last signal at Trafalgar, 21 October 1805
At the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, Nelson gives his famous last signal England expects that every man will do his duty

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Nelson Sends Signal

Nelson Sends Signal
Before the battle, Nelson orders his famous signal : England expects every man to do his duty

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Grenadier Guards Depart

Grenadier Guards Depart
The Grenadier Guards march through Trafalgar Square, London, preparatory to departing for the Crimea whence many of them will not return

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Trafalgar Square 1926

Trafalgar Square 1926
Trafalgar Square, London 1926, at night - street lighting, car headlights, Nelsons Column through the gloom. Date: 1926

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Suffragette Campaign Muriel Matters Pankhurst

Suffragette Campaign Muriel Matters Pankhurst. The campaign of the suffragettes in October 1908, including demonstration in Trafalgar Square, the trial of Mrs

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Cuthbert Collingwood

Cuthbert Collingwood
LORD CUTHBERT COLLINGWOOD English naval commander. Took command on Nelsons death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Women working during the First World War

Women working during the First World War. Above: in a weapons factory, filling shells with explosives. Below: an outdoor scene with a woman bus conductor

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Trafalgar Square 1930S

Trafalgar Square 1930S
A lovely summer evening scene in Trafalgar Square, London

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: London Map 1756

London Map 1756
London still surrounded by fields, with Tyburn (note the gallows) and Buckingham House on the outskirts. Trafalgar Square doesn t exist, and Mayfair is still undeveloped

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Admiralty Arch

Admiralty Arch
The Arch which separates Trafalgar Square from the Mall and the approach to Buckingham Palace

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Trafalgar square, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies, circa 1

Trafalgar square, Bridgetown, Barbados, West Indies, circa 1900. Date: circa 1900

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Office of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, London

Office of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, London. Date: 1905

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Nelsons flagship HMS Victory by G. H. Davis

Nelsons flagship HMS Victory by G. H. Davis
The ship that links us today with our most famous naval victory and an epitome of the Royal Navys finest traditions: a sectional drawing of Nelsons flagship HMS Victory

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Portsmouth, Hampshire - HMS Victory flying Nelsons signal

Portsmouth, Hampshire - HMS Victory flying Nelsons signal
Portsmouth, Hampshire - HMS Victory flying Nelsons famous signal ( ENGLAND CONFIDES (expects) THAT EVERY MAN WILL DO HIS DUTY" Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst Trafalgar Square

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst Trafalgar Square. Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst attending a crowd in Trafalgar Square. Invites them to Rush the House of Commons on 13th october 1908. Date: 1908

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Royal Wedding 1947 - bridal procession

Royal Wedding 1947 - bridal procession
The Irish Coach containing Princess Elizabeth and her father, King George VI, swings into Trafalgar Square on its way to Westminster Abbey for the marriage of the Princess to Lieutenant Philip

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: HMS Implacable at Devonport, 1926

HMS Implacable at Devonport, 1926
Photograph showing a stern view of the frigate HMS Implacable in dry dock at Devonport, 1926. Implacable was one of the ships captured by the Royal Navy at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Trafalgar Square / Chromo

Trafalgar Square / Chromo
A view of Trafalgar Square looking up towards the National Gallery, showing Nelsons Column, the lions and the fountains

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Trafalgar Square Fountains, London

Trafalgar Square Fountains, London Date: 1960s

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: HMS Victory - 2

HMS Victory - 2
HMS Victory, Portsmouth, England. A sailor scrubs the main deck. First published The Daily Telegraph Date: circa 1990

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Trafalgar Square Lions

Trafalgar Square Lions
Nelson thanks Edwin Landseer for the lions which are finally installed at the foot of his column in Trafalgar Square. Date: 1867

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Trafalgar Tavern

Trafalgar Tavern
The exterior of the Trafalgar Tavern, a popular pub beside the River Thames at Greenwich, London. Date: 1973

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Twas In Trafalgar's Bay

Twas In Trafalgar's Bay
This painting depicts a naval battle between some galleons at Trafalgar Bay, which occurred in 1805, between the British Royal Navy and the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Punch & Judy Show before the National Portrait Gallery

Punch & Judy Show before the National Portrait Gallery
Children (mostly working boys) watching a Punch & Judy Show before the National Portrait Gallery, London. There is a statue of the famous actor Sir Henry Irving in the background. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Princess Elizabeths Wedding - Procession - Admiralty Arch

Princess Elizabeths Wedding - Procession - Admiralty Arch
The marriage of Princess Elizabeth (future Queen Elizabeth II) to Prince Philip of Greece on 20th November 1947. The wedding procession en route to Westminster Abbey from Buckingham Palace

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Paper chasing / W H Robinson

Paper chasing / W H Robinson
In post war Britain, permanent features such as Trafalgar Square should be enlisted as sports centers, allowing paper chasers to compete

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Nelson Statue

Nelson Statue
Londoners get a chance to admire the Nelson effigy at close quarters, before he is hoisted to the top of his column where only pigeons get close

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: National Gallery 1906

National Gallery 1906
The exterior of the National Gallery fronting onto Trafalgar Square, before the new works of 2003

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Central London Street

Central London Street
A street in central London - the Strand enters Trafalgar Square at Charing Cross

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: St James Park 1794

St James Park 1794
A striking view of the park as seen from Buckingham House : Whitehall and Trafalgar Square are inconspicuous, the City a distant prospect, the Mall a delightful place for strolling

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Trafalgar Sq before Lion

Trafalgar Sq before Lion
Trafalgar Square before the lions came

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Horse drawn fire engine, Trafalgar Square, London

Horse drawn fire engine, Trafalgar Square, London
A horse drawn fire engine races past Trafalgar Square, Central London

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Trafalgar Square, London on a foggy night

Trafalgar Square, London on a foggy night - the neon lights on the circular dome of the Coliseum Theatre on St. Martins Lane can be seen peeking out over the distant rooftops beyond

Background imageTrafalgar Collection: Waterloo Place, London - The Crimea Monument

Waterloo Place, London - The Crimea Monument
HMS Victorys Signal. The flaghoist signals used by Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805) at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805), England expects that every man will do his duty



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