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Ep205: Battle of Trafalgar with Rob Blyth

Season 8, Ep. 205

Mat visits the National Maritime Museum in London to explore six fascinating relics from the Battle of Trafalgar. Guiding him around the collection is senior curator, Rob Blyth.


Topics discussed: A painting that shows Lord Nelson bleeding after his arm was amputated; a beautiful porcelain figurine that depicts 'Jack Tar', a typical sailor at the time of Trafalgar; a range of cannon projectiles that were used at the Battle of Trafalgar to smash enemy ships; the jacket that Lord Nelson was wearing when he was shot and killed at Trafalgar; mourning items associated with Britain's national grief when Nelson died; and Turner's famous painting depicting the battle.


Presenter: Mat McLachlan

Guest: Dr Robert Blyth

Producer: Jess Stebnicki


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