The Scandalous Decision To Pickle Admiral Horatio Nelson In Brandy

In the middle of the Napoleonic War, Britain’s most famous naval hero is struck by a fatal musket ball at the very moment of his greatest strategic triumph. Rather than bury his body at sea, a quick-thinking Irish surgeon preserves it in a cask of brandy lashed to the deck of the ship. A hurricane […]

via The Scandalous Decision To Pickle Admiral Horatio Nelson In Brandy | Atlas Obscura — First Night History

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