THE COLOURS OF OLD ENGLAND NAIL'D TO THE MAST

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    By Henry Baines, 1864. The Nelson and Norfolk exhibition, Norwich. Nailing colours to the mast is a signal of defiance, a refusal to surrender. This painting illustrates a poem about Jack Crawford, who served on HMS Venerable, Admiral Duncan's flagship at the Battle of Camperdown. Nelson who was recovering from the amputation of his right arm when the battle took place in 1797, declared he would have given his other arm to be at the fiercely fought battle.
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    Norfolkboy1
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    Flickr (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? All Rights Reserved (Seek permission to reuse)
  • Further information

    Link: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4424/37336260232_dd3d13a068.jpg
    Alternate Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/10881108@N06/37336260232/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 months, 1 week ago
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    Picture Taken: 2017-09-11T11:04:24
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