As you might expect the National Maritime Museum makes a big deal of his exploits (pity the other poor bastards who fought and died for their country - they hardly get a mention) and have a room called "Nelson, Navy, Nation".
In the early 19th Century the merchandising world went mad with Nelson cups, mugs, plates, goblets, beer steins, i Phone covers - you name it. And you can still buy Nelson memorabilia.
Here's a collection of photos I took at the museum. This is post is dedicated to my friend Paul who has a particular interest in things of the sea and of the British Navy. His father was an Admiral or another similar rank (Petty Officer?). Pick which one is not Nelson.
|Nelson in bronze|
|Nelson wounded and dying - note the halo effect around his head.|
|Nelson ascends into Heaven - hang on, hadn't someone already done that?|
|Nelson in China|
|Nelson in a new hat after eating too many truffles.|
|Nelson interrogating: "Did you pinch my snuff?".|
|Nelson pretending to be a Cyclops|