Ian Hislop compares Admiral Horatio Nelson to David Beckham
Ian Hislop examines the Victorian "re-interpretation" of Nelson's famous last words "Kiss me Hardy" and looks at the national displays of emotion upon the death of national hero Admiral Horatio Nelson.
Hislop also looks at some merchandising from the time of Nelson's death at the Battle of Trafalgar and compares brand-Nelson to that of brand-Beckham.
Available since: Tue 25 Sep 2012
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1/3 Charting how the stiff upper lip emerged in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
First broadcast: 02 Oct 2012