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Lord Nelson's will to be sold at auction

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."

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

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Veterans enjoy voyage on Lord Nelson

The tall ship Lord Nelson is on her maiden voyage around the world giving many first-time sailors the chance to get a taste of life at sea. But also aboard are two Royal Navy veterans now medically discharged but getting the chance to sail the oceans waves once again.

They're among the lucky ones who don't suffer from seasickness which has struck many as Richard Jones explains in his latest report on life aboard. Richard Jones reports.

Sail the World Part Four

The tall ship Lord Nelson is on her maiden voyage around the world giving many first time sailors the chance to get a taste of life at sea.

But also on board are two Royal Navy veterans now medically discharged but getting the chance sail the oceans waves once again.

They're among the lucky ones who don't suffer from seasickness which has struck many of the novices, as Richard Jones explains in his latest report from South Africa.

He speaks to crew members Lee Hayward and Terry Whitty, Sean O'Connell, Wil Huang, David Kapelus and former crew member Kyle Baker.

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Sail the World, Part One

The tall ship Lord Nelson is a familiar sight around the coast of Britain. She was the first ship of her kind specially designed for able-bodied and disabled people to sail side by side.

Now she's undertaking her biggest ever challenge - a two year, 50,000 mile voyage around the world visiting 30 countries on all seven continents.

For a series of special features this week, Richard Jones has been in South Africa catching up with the ship and her crew.

He meets crew members James Whale and Kyle Baker, Mike Drummond Smith from Care for Casualties, and Chris Phillips, Captain of the Lord Nelson.

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