Battle of Trafalgar: 3 hours that destroyed the Spanish Empire

On October 21, 1805 - 209 years ago to this day - Admiral Nelson of the British Royal Navy fought with the combined forces of the French and Spanish Navies off the southern coast of Spain in the Battle of Trafalgar. Although the British were outnumbered and outgunned, Nelson annihilated the Franco-Spanish navies in less than three hours. The victory insured the supremacy of the British Empire and signaled the decline of the Spanish Empire.[1] Admiral Nelson had been playing a game of cat and mo...
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