Product Description: The Battle of Trafalgar History Ruler is plastic and measures 30cm long. It shows measurements in both inches and centimetres. On the inches scale it includes units of 1/16 of an inch and on the centimetre side units of 1 millimetre.
On the front of the ruler is a panorama image of the Battle of Trafalgar with each ship identified together with a flag of its nationality.
On the reverse of the ruler is a timeline of Nelson’s life and achievements. The timeline starts from 1758 when Nelson was born and runs through to 1805 with Nelson’s death and 1806 when he was buried at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Highlights include 1771 when Nelson joins the Navy, 1777 when he becomes a Lieutenant and 1778 when he becomes Commander of HMS Badger. In 1797 he is promoted to Rear-Admiral and loses his right arm during the naval battle at Tenerife. In 1798 he gains victory over the French at The Battle of the Nile and in 1801 as Vice-Admiral he defeats the Danish fleet. In 1805 he defeats the combined French and Spanish fleets at the Battle of Trafalgar, a defining moment in naval warfare.