Lord Nelson's will to be sold

Admiral Lord Nelson's will is to go under the hammer with a guide price of fifteen to twenty five thousand pounds.

Lord Nelson's will to be sold at auction

Nelson's will
Lord Nelson's will is to be sold at auction Credit: Bentley's auctioneers

Admiral Lord Nelson's will is to be sold at auction with a guide price of £15,000-20,000.

The one sided document detailing Nelson's wealth and possessions is dated before the Battle of the Nile on March 21, 1798.

Southampton Museum have revealed the document is the second known last will of Lord Nelson - the other is in the National archives Collection.

His will is to be sold together with an amusing sea song about Nelson's bravery at sea, which he signs "My Dear Lord Duke...Your obliged grateful Nelson."

Nelson's will
Close-up of the writing on Nelson's will Credit: Bentley's auctioneers

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