Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté KB (1758 – 1805)


Sarah Young of Great Torrington married Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson's brother, William and succeeded to the title of Viscountess Nelson on the Admiral's death at Trafalgar. Nelson visited his brother here in Great Torrington and is recorded as having called upon the Palmer residence.
 
Horatio Nelson was a much celebrated British flag officer of the Royal Navy. He is noted for his inspirational leadership, superb grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, all of which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was wounded several times in combat, losing an arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the sight in one eye in Corsica. He was fatally shot at the moment of his greatest victory during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and died of his wounds shortly after the climax of the battle.

Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté KB (1758 – 1805)


Sarah Young of Great Torrington married Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson's brother, William and succeeded to the title of Viscountess Nelson on the Admiral's death at Trafalgar. Nelson visited his brother here in Great Torrington and is recorded as having called upon the Palmer residence.
 
Horatio Nelson was a much celebrated British flag officer of the Royal Navy. He is noted for his inspirational leadership, superb grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, all of which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was wounded several times in combat, losing an arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the sight in one eye in Corsica. He was fatally shot at the moment of his greatest victory during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and died of his wounds shortly after the climax of the battle.

Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté KB (1758 – 1805)


Sarah Young of Great Torrington married Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson's brother, William and succeeded to the title of Viscountess Nelson on the Admiral's death at Trafalgar. Nelson visited his brother here in Great Torrington and is recorded as having called upon the Palmer residence.
 
Horatio Nelson was a much celebrated British flag officer of the Royal Navy. He is noted for his inspirational leadership, superb grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, all of which resulted in a number of decisive naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was wounded several times in combat, losing an arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the sight in one eye in Corsica. He was fatally shot at the moment of his greatest victory during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and died of his wounds shortly after the climax of the battle.

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Telephone - 01805 622306
Email - enquiries@torringtonmuseum.org.uk
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© 2016 Great Torrington Heritage Museum