The only surviving Union Jack flag from the Battle of Trafalgar, sold at auction today. The huge flag, that is littered with holes from shot damage and still has a whiff of gunpowder, flew from the jackstaff of HMS Spartiate at the historic battle 204 years ago. After the victory over Napoleon's French army, the crew lowered the flag and presented it to Lieutenant James Clephan for his outstanding performance.
Sword-pistol 'brandished by Lord Nelson' at Battle of Trafalgar. He was a Supreme commander and led the British to victory over the French and Spanish navies at Trafalgar was fatally injured during the battle. The piece was made by H.W. Mortimer of the finest silver of the time, ca. 1805.
Winter Mist, Corfe Castle by antonyspencer, via Flickr - Corfe Castle, Dorset, UK ~ The castle stands above the village and dates back in some form to the 10th century. It was the site of the murder of Edward the Martyr in 978. During the English Civil War it was a Royalist stronghold and was besieged twice, in 1643 and again in 1646. It is currently owned by the National Trust and is open to the public.