minjaeturtles
4 years ago1,000+ Views
Nelson's body was transported in a casket of rum
Admiral Nelson, one of the most respected historical figures in the UK, decisively defeated the (Napoleon's) French Navy at the Battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Spain in 1805. He was, however, mortally wounded during battle. In order to preserve his body until it reached London, they transported it first in a rum mixture, and then transferred the body into a lead-lined coffin filled with wine. He was given a state funeral and is currently buried in St. Paul's Cathedral, London. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horatio_Nelson,_1st_Viscount_Nelson#Return_to_England_3
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This is how I want to be buried as well.
4 years ago·Reply
@lovemilkis I thought you'd want to be buried in a coffin full of milkis? lol
4 years ago·Reply
@minjaeturtles Milkis and rum
4 years ago·Reply
shouldn't he have been super bloated by the time he came back to london? Yuck...
4 years ago·Reply
@lovemilkis hahaaa nice. @PiuPiuPENGUIN hmmm :$
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