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Admiral Lord Nelson

Nelson was born in at Burnham Thorpe in Norfolk, son of the rector Edmund Nelson. Although born at Burnham Thorpe, he was educated at the Norwich School, within the precincts of the cathedral. Then later at the Paston School at North Walsham.

Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was famous for his participation in the Napoleonic Wars, most notably in the Battle of Trafalgar, a decisive British victory in the war, where he lost his life.

By his death in 1805 Nelson had become a national hero, and he was given a State Funeral. To this day his memory lives on in numerous monuments, the most notable of which is London's Nelson's Column, which stands in the centre of Trafalgar Square.

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Did you know... Nelson once said, "I am myself a Norfolk man . . . and glory in being so."