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Admiral Lord Nelson

ARMS: Or a cross flory sable, a bend Gules surmounted by another engrailed of the field, charged with three bombs fired Proper, on a chief (of honourable augmentation) undulated Argent waves of the sea from which a palm tree issuant between a disabled ship on the dexter, and a battery in ruins on the sinister, all proper. Whilst heraldically correct, the augmentation in chief (like other such augmentations granted to Naval and Military personnel during the period) has often been criticised as cumbersome and overly-fussy.


Arms from: Burke’s Peerage, 107th Ed., Vol. II, Page 2872.

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson of the Nile 1801, Baron Nelson of the Nile 1801, Duke of Bronté in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, KB 1797, England’s Great Naval Hero, born 29 September 1758, he had a spectacular career and was killed in action 21 October 1805 at Trafalgar. He was given a State Funeral on 9 January 1806. His heirs were loaded down with titles, estates and the wherewithal to live in that station in life the nation felt appropriate with a vote of Thanks of Parliament. These titles are mainly extant today in the person of the 9th Earl Nelson.

The artwork is a rendering by John Hamilton Gaylor

Wedvick Armorial, 078, Nelson, 20081226
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