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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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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.

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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