Nelson & His World

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 Post subject: Interesting Trafalgar medal for sale
PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:28 pm 
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An interesting Trafalgar medal is for sale:

http://tinyurl.com/gktdp24

I note that the recipient of the medal spells his name 'Perceval' - an unusual spelling, the same as that of Spencer Perceval, the only British Prime Minister to have been assassinated. Were they related?

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Trafalgar medal for sale
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:44 am 
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Another interesting article. I don't recall coming across this gentlemans story before.

George James Perceval was related to the prime minister, Spencer Perceval being his uncle.

The ' Algiers ' bar to this naval general service medal relates to his command of HMS Infernal, a bomb ship, at the Bombardment of Algiers in 1816.

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Trafalgar medal for sale
PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:54 am 
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I don't know who got this so hopelessly wrong. The auctioneer or the journalist.

Mr Perry added: "The Matthew Boulton medal was introduced in 1848 after Queen Victoria came to the throne. She realised there was no recognition of the naval battles during the Napoleonic period.


What??!!


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting Trafalgar medal for sale
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:46 pm 
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Crikey. £32K plus premium just for the NGSM.

It s currently the first item on the auctioneers' Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/BrightwellsFineArt


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