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“His mind is calm and serene as possible…” 4 March, 2010

Posted by Molly Joyful in Art, Bounce, Cuthbert Collingwood, Events, Letters, Quotes, Royal Navy.
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On the morning of the 7th there was a considerable swell, and his friend Captain Thomas, on entering his cabin, observed that he feared the motion of the vessel disturbed him. “No, Thomas,” he replied, “I am now in a state in which nothing in this world can disturb me more. I am dying; and I am sure it must be consolatory to you, and all who love me, to see how comfortably I am coming to my end.”

Admiral Lord Cuthbert Collingwood
26th September 1748 – 7th March 1810

Major Commemorative Events, Tyneside 6th – 7th March 2010

Admiral Collingwood and his dog Bounce. (c) Amandine de Villeneuve; may not be reproduced without permission.

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Admiral Lord Collingwood’s Sword on Display 4 March, 2010

Posted by Molly Joyful in Cuthbert Collingwood, Events, General, Letters, Nelson, Royal Navy.
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If you’d like to see Old Cuddy’s sword, you’ll have to head towards Leeds:

HIS COUNTRY’S FUTURE HOPE

The Royal Armouries Museum has in its collections Admiral Collingwood’s sword, which can be seen in the Presentation Swords display on the Fifth Floor of the Royal Armouries museum in Leeds.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the sword and see some fantastic high-resolution pictures.

CLICK HERE to see one of Collingwood’s letters from the archives of the Royal Armouries.