Horatio Nelson: Turning a blind eye to slavery?
Updated: Aug 8, 2020
Some of the monuments currently under the spotlight depict individuals who were lost in the mists of obscurity until recently. Not so Nelson’s Column. Constructed between 1840 and 1843, it commemorates the victories of Britain’s most famous naval officer, who was killed while defeating the combined Franco-Spanish navy at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.