The brutal world of the Nelson-era Navy

The 18th Century was a tumultuous period for the Royal Navy. From bustling dockyards to ferocious sea battles - and from jolly Jack Tars to Admiral Lord Nelson's elevation to one of the best-known figures in British history.

The National Maritime Museum explores how the Navy secured its place in the fabric of the nation in Nelson, Navy, Nation - a new permanent exhibition opening on Trafalgar Day, 21 October 2013. Take a look with co-curator Quintin Colville.

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Nelson, Navy, Nation can be seen at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Admission free.

All images subject to copyright - and courtesy National Maritime Museum.

Music by KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 21 October 2013.

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