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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:


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.



1. ShipRat - 4 March, 2010

Collingwood was as much amused as touched by all the commemorative bric-a-brac (teakettles etc.) he received from a grateful nation after Trafalgar. “Where shall we find a place in our small house for all those vases and epergnes? A kind letter from them would have gratified me as much, and have been less trouble to them.”

But he would have cherished this thing of beauty.

“The presentation small-sword was made for him in 1806-7 but as Collingwood never returned home after Trafalgar he never received it. Instead it was presented to his wife after his death in 1810.”

I wonder how she felt about this object.

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