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BATTLE OF CAPE ST VINCENT 2018 COMMEMORATIVE LUNCHEON AND LECTURE – LONDON, 16 FEBRUARY 2018
16/02/2018 @ 12:00 - 17:00
To celebrate Nelson’s first great victory in 1797, The Nelson Society returns to The Union Jack Club for this ever-popular fixture. The 2018 Lecture will be given by Martyn Downer, author of Nelson’s Purse, and is entitled Nelson’s Lost Jewel: The Extraordinary Story of the Lost Diamond Chelengk. Based on Martyn’s latest book Nelson’s Lost Jewel, it will tell the remarkable true story of the diamond Chelengk awarded to Nelson by the Sultan of Turkey after the battle of the Nile in 1798, and will describe its many adventures during and after Nelson’s lifetime until its tragic theft from Greenwich in 1951. Using newly-discovered images, the lecture will shed sparkling new light on this iconic and historic jewel and on the people who owned it.
Paul Ganjou is organising the event and he asks you to please return the Booking Form as soon as possible if you would like to attend, as numbers could be limited.