Belated Historic Date: 29th September 1758

On this date, in the parsonage house in Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, England, the sixth child of eleven children of Reverend Edmund Nelson and Catherine Suckling was born.

He became one of the greatest heroes in the history of Great Britain – as well as someone admired by Captain Jack Aubrey: Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté.

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Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, Born 29th September 1758

There is a bronze plaque on the wall near the round mirror which states: The Old Rectory in which the Admiral was born stood twenty yards back from this wall. It was pulled down in 1803.

There is a bronze plaque on the wall near the round mirror which states: The Old Rectory in which the Admiral was born stood twenty yards back from this wall. It was pulled down in 1803. (Photograph taken by Nigel Jones in 2007 for Geograph). 

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