Admiral Nelson’s strategic genius and his strong association with the city of Bath were explored at a highly successful event at the BRLSI on April 1st.
“Nelson, Bath and the Battle of Copenhagen” was organised jointly by the Nelson Society and BRLSI’s Military History group. An enthusiastic crowd of more than 50 people including Deputy Mayor Michelle O’Doherty enjoyed an entertaining talk about Nelson’s Bath connections by Lt. Col. Ray Aldis, followed by a riveting account of the admiral’s military and strategic capabilities by Prof. Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History at King’s College London.
After an excellent lunch at the Bath and County Club some of the group took part in a guided walk around Nelson’s Bath led by Clive Johnstone, one of the Mayor’s Guides.
The event was timed to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Copenhagen on April 2nd 1801, at which Nelson achieved a comprehensive victory.
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