Nelson’s Tomb in the Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral

Repro ID: PU3922
Description: Nelson’s final resting place was in the crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral. He had become a national hero at the Battle of the Nile in 1798 and his continued success, until his death in 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar, gave him an almost mythical status. After his death he was immortalised as a national hero and is still revered today almost 200 years after his death at Trafalgar. In this image, a couple with children and two sailors are visiting the crypt to pay homage to the fallen hero.
Creator: T. H. Shepherd
Date: 1830
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London

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