A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Friday, October 21, 2005

England Expects

England expects that every man will do his duty.

-Nelson's signal to his fleet,
at Cape Trafalgar, 21 October 1805



Read the story and see how the signal flags would have looked here and here.
Nelson's famous signal "England Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty" was made from the poop deck of the Victory at 11.15 a.m. on 21 October 1805. This was just minutes before the commencement of the Battle of Trafalgar.