Norfolk. Nelson - Born Burnham Rectory 1758', BR (ER) poster, 1960.
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Norfolk. Nelson - Born Burnham Rectory 1758', BR (ER) poster, 1960. Poster produced for British Railways (BR) Eastern Region (ER), promoting rail travel to Norfolk, showing Lord Nelson (1758- 1805) on board ship during a sea battle. Nelson was born at Burnham Rectory in Norfolk, and in 1805, during the Napoleonic wars, became commander-in-chief of the Mediterranean fleet on board the flagship HMS 'Victory'. He was mortally wounded during the Battle of Trafalgar later that year. Artwork by Lance Cattermole. Printed by Waterlow & Sons Ltd, London & Dunstable.