Reenactment of Nelson's funeral on the Thames

A group of British military reenacters recently reenacted the funeral of Admiral Nelson. That's dedication to your hobby for you.

A wooden replica of the royal barge Jubilant, draped with black fabric and plumes, headed the flotilla, rowed by oarsmen dressed in historical costumes. It carried a miniature coffin, containing a version of the letter sent back to Britain with news of Nelson's historic victory on Oct. 21, 1805, off Cape Trafalgar, a low headland in southwest Spain, when Nelson defeated Napoleon Bonaparte's forces….

His state funeral was the largest ever in Britain, with a mile-and-a-half-long (two-and-a-half-kilometer-long) procession following his coffin in London. Today, his statue atop a column in London's Trafalgar Square remains one of the city's most famous landmarks.


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