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Spanish naval ensign captured at Trafalgar and displayed at Nelson's funeral service.
|Spanish naval ensign captured at Trafalgar.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: F4077-1|
|Description: This Spanish naval ensign, captured during the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805, was displayed at Lord Nelson's funeral service in St Paul's cathedral. It belonged to the 'San Ildefonso'. After a great chase across the Atlantic Ocean from the Mediterranean to the West Indies and back, Nelson finally defeated the combined fleets of France and Spain and ended Napoleon's ambition to invade England.|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London. Greenwich Hospital collection.|