How Admiral Horatio Nelson Ended Up Dead in a Barrel of Brandy

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How Admiral Horatio Nelson Ended Up Dead in a Barrel of Brandy

Tuesday, 19 February

Naval legend Admiral Nelson died on October 21st, 1805 shortly after being shot by a French sniper while standing on the deck his ship, Victory. Following the British victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, the survivors of the conflict were left with a dilemma -- how could they preserve Nelson's body long enough for the corpse to receive an appropriate burial back home? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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