Antiques engraving steel print, “The Nelson Column”, Trafalgar Square, Draw and Engraved for DUGDALES ENGLAND and WALES delineated, 1840, T.H. Sheper Delt, 8,5 x 5,5 ins. (22 x 14 cm.)
One of the most notable tourist spots in London is Trafalgar Square, and if you ever pay it a visit you’ll notice that it is impossible not to notice the high monument that towers over the area.
This magnificent monument is Nelson’s Column and has a rich heritage and history, earning its place in the centre of London. We take a closer look at this towering slice of history.
The Column was erected in commemoration of Admiral Horatio Nelson. Nelson was a British flag officer who served in the Royal Navy. One of his greatest achievements was the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar. However, this also happened to be the battle in which he was fatally wounded.
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