In detail: The Battle of Trafalgar
Lasting legacy

Nelson's death cast a shadow over his victory, but it ensured his legendary status in Britain.

He was given a state funeral and later commemorated with a London landmark that was for years the focus of Trafalgar Day celebrations, like those on the 100th anniversary (left).

For details of the National Maritime Museum's Nelson & Napoleon exhibition, 7 July to 13 November 2005, see

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