Lord Nelson's legacy must be defended from lies and forgeries | History Defended

Horatio Nelson, perhaps Britain’s greatest naval commander, ensured his country was secure from French invasion, and his death immortalised his name forever in the nation's national identity.

Yet today there are some who claim Nelson was no hero at all.

In fact, they demand his statue is pulled down, his name be removed from street signs and to see him as an imperialist who supported the slave trade.

In the latest series of the video podcast History Defended, Professor Andrew Lambert of King’s College London takes on the attacks on Lord Nelson.

Steven Edginton sits down with Lambert to discuss the life and controversies of the naval hero of the Napoleonic wars.

Watch the full episode above, or listen on your podcast app by searching “History Defended”.

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