The state funeral of Lord Nelson, 5-9 January 1806
Nelson's funeral car
The following day, 9 January, the coffin was placed on an ornate funeral car.
It was designed to look like HMS Victory and hung with Nelson's trophies.
A huge procession made up mainly of soldiers escorted the coffin.
The only naval people taking part were:
A public spectacle
Stands were built and tickets sold for some of the best seats along the route.
The procession was so long that by the time the head of the column arrived at St Paul's Cathedral the funeral car had still not left Whitehall.
Arrival at St Paul's
It was getting dark as Nelson's body arrived at the cathedral.
A special lantern, mounted with 130 individual lamps, was suspended inside the dome.
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