The 1805 Club was founded in 1990 to care for the memorials of the Georgian sailing navy. They are a vital yet often neglected part of Britain's naval heritage. No other organisation is dedicated to their preservation. We:
- Conserve monuments and memorials relating to seafaring people of the Georgian era and in particular Admiral Lord Nelson.
For more information on Admiral Lord Nelson please visit The 1805 Club's site www.admiralnelson.org.
- Promote and publish research into the Royal Navy of the Georgian period, and especially Admiral Lord Nelson.
- Organise cultural and historical events for the enjoyment and edification of our membership and the public in general.
President : Admiral Sir Jonathon Band GCB DL
Chairman : Peter Warwick
Nelson - ON THIS DAY - March
31st March 1800: Rear Admiral Nelson comments on the Franco Turkish treaty that allows Napoleon's vanquished army to lave Egypt: 'I ever had it to be impossible to permit that any army to return to Europe, but as prisoners of war, and in that case, not to France . . . One Ally cannot have power of getting rid of an enemy's vanquished army, by sending them with arms in their hands to fight against a friend.'
ON THIS DATE
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