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History, Commemoration and National PreoccupationTrafalgar 1805–2005$
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Holger Hoock

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264065

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264065.001.0001

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Trafalgar: Back on the Map of British Popular Culture? Assessing the 2005 Bicentenary

Trafalgar: Back on the Map of British Popular Culture? Assessing the 2005 Bicentenary

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(p.82) (p.83) 5. Trafalgar: Back on the Map of British Popular Culture? Assessing the 2005 Bicentenary
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History, Commemoration and National Preoccupation
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Mark Connelly

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264065.003.0006

This chapter explores the current state of knowledge about, and national identification with, Nelson, Trafalgar, and Britain's maritime past, based on observations of a wide range of academic and public bicentenary events, media, and interviews with several groups of (primarily young) people over the course of 2005. The chapter strikes a sceptical note on the long-term impact of 2005 on historical awareness: without direct state intervention in the National Curriculum, it appears difficult to see how the role of the Navy, Nelson, and the sea can be more fully instilled in British life.

Keywords:   national identification, Battle of Trafalgar, sea, historical awareness, Navy, National Curriculum

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