The £5 coin minted in 2005 to mark the bicentenary of the battle of Trafalgar
The battle of Trafalgar, hailed as Britain's greatest victory at sea, took place on 21 October 1805.
We can compare it to the Battle of Britain of 1940. In both cases the success in battle saved Britain from invasion.
Trafalgar was an occasion for great sadness as well as celebration for one of the country's heroes, Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, was mortally wounded. He lived only long enough to know that victory had been secured.
Suggestion for a talk for a primary school assembly
Another talk for primary school children
A suggestion for a talk to a secondary school assembly
Another talk for secondary school pupils
The lament on the death of Nelson
Words for worship on Trafalgar Day
Words of prayer inspired by Turner's painting of the Fighting Temeraire
England expects.... Popham and marine signalling
Nelson's sea victories
Some state funerals
The death of Nelson and other History paintings
The Woodland Trust Trafalgar project
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