The 1st British Hero ~ Admiral Horatio Nelson and The Napoleonic 1805 Battle of Trafalgar

Admiral Nelson-Battle of Trafalgar-1805

The Battle of Trafalgar (21 October 1805) was a naval engagement fought by the British Royal Navy against the combined fleets of the French and Spanish Navies during the the Napoleonic Wars with the French (1803–1815). During the battle, the British Royal Navies’ Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson, was shot by a French musketeer and died shortly before the battle ended in an infamous glorious victory for the British Royal Navy. That ensured Britains’ world dominance and near full command of the High Seas. Which also ensured the French impending invasion of Britain never took place. With the complete defeat of the French at the Battle of Waterloo in 1814, spelled the end for the ‘ Little Corporal’ ~ Napoleon Bonaparte and the newly formed French Republic.

The Battle of Trafalgar -Turner
The Battle of Trafalgar -Turner

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Drake & The Spanish Armada

English fireships are launched at the Spanish armada off Calais

I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe should dare to invade the borders of my realm.

Words of Queen Elizabeth I of England – Delivered at Tilbury docks, London, England on the approach of the Armada, 1588. Sir Francis Drake – favoured by HRH Queen Elizabeth I of England defeated Catholic King Philip II of Spain’s Spanish Armada in 1588 off the coast of the British Isles in one of the most famous battles and naval engagements in history.
Queen Elizabeth , Sir Francis Drake & The Spanish Armada circa 1588
‘Spanish Armada’ – Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I of England ~ circa 1588

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