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.

Release date: 25 Sep 2012

3 minutes

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