The last message from Lord Nelson aboard the HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. The other side features Nelson's signature.
Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, (29 September 1758 – 21 October 1805) was a British Flag Officer in the Royal Navy.
He was noted for his inspirational leadership, grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, which together resulted in a number of decisive British naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars.
He was wounded several times in combat, losing the sight in one eye in Corsica and most of one arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
He was shot and killed during his final victory at the Battle of Trafalgar near the port city of Cadiz in 1805.