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Life in Nelson’s Navy: An Account of Joseph Emerson, a Surgeon on board the HMS Agamemnon in 1793.

The wellbeing of the men in the navy, despite leading a rough and treacherous lifestyle, was considered superior to that in the army, especially now that scurvy was on the decline. Still, being out at sea for long periods increased … Continue reading

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Locating a fitting tribute to Norfolk’s Hero of the Sea

Many Norwich citizens know about Nelson’s statue in the Cathedral Close in Norwich, now voiced by Stephen Fry for the Talking Statues project. But how many people know about the huge column on the coast? At the very south end … Continue reading

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Archival Ambulations

As part of the The National Archives -Explore your Archives initiative, the Education and Outreach Team conducted two Archival Ambulations on Monday and Tuesday this week. Our intrepid walkers met at the Nelson statue in the Upper Close of Norwich … Continue reading

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