Lord Nelson

Cathedral Close, in front of the West door

Lord Nelson

Lord Nelson

Cathedral Close, in front of the West door

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written by: Stephen Fry
animated by: Stephen Fry

"having that distinctive Norfolk knack of “doing different” – that’s what made me”

Artist: Thomas Milnes

Born in 1758, Nelson is a Norfolk born hero and his statue has him in the full-dress uniform of a Vice Admiral, accompanied by a telescope and a cannon to reinforce his stature. Nelson has been noted for his inspirational leadership style, and for his military strategy and unconventional tactics. Standing to the West of the Cathedral’s front entrance, he also looks towards Norwich School, where he was briefly a pupil.

Although he spent much of his life travelling the seas, leading the British Navy into numerous wars and victories, Nelson frequently returned to Norfolk and is quoted as saying ‘I am a Norfolk man, and Glory in being so.’

Learn more about Nelson at The Norfolk Records Office (www.archives.norfolk.gov.uk) or The Nelson Museum (www.nelson-museum.co.uk) in Great Yarmouth.