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The state funeral of Lord Nelson, 5-9 January 1806

Introduction
The death of Nelson
Bringing Nelson home
The lying in state
River procession
Street procession
Funeral service
Nelson's tomb
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Introduction

Nelson's Funeral Procession on the Thames.
View full size imageNelson's funeral procession leaving Greenwich, Wednesday 8 January 1806. © NMM 

In January 1806, Nelson's body was buried in the crypt of St Paul's Cathedral in London, after a colourful state funeral.

Huge crowds attended five days of ceremonies:

  • in Greenwich
  • on the River Thames
  • in the streets of London 
  • in St Paul's Cathedral.

It was a demonstration of the widespread affection in which the dead hero was held.

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Fact fileHoratio Nelson
A Naval hero
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The crew of a typical warship from the Napoleonic era, from the officers to the common sailors
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