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The brave tars of the Victory and the remains of the lamented Nelson.

The brave tars of the Victory and the remains of the lamented Nelson.
The brave tars of the Victory and the remains of the lamented Nelson.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW3756
Description: This caricature captures some of the controversy that surrounded the funeral. Originally, the authorities wanted to bring Nelson's body home in a fast frigate – but the sailors of the Victory insisted that they wanted to bring him home themselves.
Creator: Woodward, George M (artist): Rowlandson, Thomas (engraver): Ackermann, Rudolph (publisher)
Date: 9th Dec 1805
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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