Lord Horatio Nelson
Lord Nelson was the British naval commander on HMS Victory during the Napoleonic Wars. Nelson’s fleet defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Trafalgar on 21 October 1805. This victory ensured Napoleon would never invade Britain. Nelson was hailed as the saviour of the nation and was given a magnificent funeral in St Paul’s Cathedral. You can still visit his tomb today. Nelson is also commemorated in Trafalgar Square on Nelson’s column. Very important English figure.