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History, Commemoration and National Preoccupation: Trafalgar 1805–2005

Holger Hoock


This volume explores the commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar and Admiral Lord Nelson's death over the past two centuries. It includes the celebrations of 2005, which saw hundreds of official, commercial, and popular events celebrating and commemorating the bicentenary of Trafalgar and the death of Nelson. Leading historians of Britain and France reflect critically on complex notions of remembrance, celebration, honouring, and commemoration. Taking historical snapshots of the commemoration of Nelson at his death, a century later in 1905, and in contemporary Britain, the contributors ask: w ... More

Keywords: Lord Nelson, Battle of Trafalgar, Trafalgar bicentenary, British historians, French historians, remembrance, celebration, honouring, national memory, public history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780197264065
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264065.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Holger Hoock, editor
Lecturer in British Cultural History, University of Liverpool