Nelson’s Column (but not in London)

This is the original Nelson’s Column it is on Portsdown Hill,  north of Portsmouth where it overlooks the city and the dockyard. It was built between 1807-08 in the immediate aftermath of the battle of Trafalgar which took place in 1805. It was paid for by prize money and by a donation of two day’s pay by all who served on Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory at the battle.

Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square in London was completed as late as 1894.

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