Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London. http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Portrait_of_Britain_Collection

Nelson's Column, Trafalgar Square, London. http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Portrait_of_Britain_Collection

Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square in central London built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The monument was constructed between 1840 and 1843 to a design by William Railton. It is a column of the Corinthian order built from Dartmoor granite.

Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square in central London built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The monument was constructed between 1840 and 1843 to a design by William Railton. It is a column of the Corinthian order built from Dartmoor granite.

Trafalgar Square A 145-foot-high monument, bearing a statue of Lord Horatio Nelson guarded by lions, marks the spot considered the center of London.

Trafalgar Square A 145-foot-high monument, bearing a statue of Lord Horatio Nelson guarded by lions, marks the spot considered the center of London.

Vintage London postcard of Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column by LostPropertyVintage, £2.50  (LW20)

Vintage London postcard of Trafalgar Square and Nelsons Column, England 1950s

Vintage London postcard of Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column by LostPropertyVintage, £2.50 (LW20)

Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London, England was erected between 1840-43 to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 photo by Ron Tyrell

Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London, England was erected between 1840-43 to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 photo by Ron Tyrell

Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square in central London built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The monument was constructed between 1840 and 1843 to a design by William Railton at a cost of £47,000. It is a column of the Corinthian order built from Dartmoor granite. The Craigleith sandstone statue of Nelson is by E. H. Baily and the four bronze lions on the base, added in 1867, were designed by Sir Edwin Landseer.

Nelson's Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square in central London built to commemorate Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The monument was constructed between 1840 and 1843 to a design by William Railton at a cost of £47,000. It is a column of the Corinthian order built from Dartmoor granite. The Craigleith sandstone statue of Nelson is by E. H. Baily and the four bronze lions on the base, added in 1867, were designed by Sir Edwin Landseer.

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