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A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT NEVIS
The HISTORY OF NEVIS is also tied to Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, an officer in the British Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. Nelson is best known for his inspiring leadership and exceptional understanding of strategic and unprecedented war tactics. Before his death in the notable Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, Nelson had already acquired many naval victories for England.
Nevisians know Lord Nelson as the British Lord who married a native-Frances “Fanny” Nisbet, a young widow and daughter of a Nevisian plantation owner. Nelson and Nisbet exchanged vows on the island at Montpelier Estate on March 11, 1787. The marriage was recorded at the Fig Tree Church in St. John’s Parish on Nevis where the certificate has been on display ever since.
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