Nelson disobeyed Admiral Hyde Parker at the Battle of Copenhagen, putting a telescope to his blind eye and saying "I see no ships". Furthermore, Nelson complained of photophobia, requesting green eye shields for both eyes, which he hung from the brim of his hat. - True Nelson had a flagrant affair with Lady Emma Hamilton. - False. S S p P 5 7 J 1 8 o R 6 C n s o r e d. Pottery Creamy White Green Pitcher Lord Nelson 6-73 Made In England 4 … Paul Tracy; Nelson had lost his eye before the Nile. Potential explanations for Nelson's blindness include retinal detachment, optical atrophy, or rupture of the choroid. It’s also possible that pirates wore eye patches and British officers didn’t because their crews were structured differently. Vintage Eye Patch Toby Pitcher Jug Lord Nelson Brown Pottery England 7 71 3" Pre-Owned. From shop Saltofmotherearth. He lost the sight of his right eye but neither he nor the statue on Nelson's Column have ever been seen with an eye patch. Condition: Used From United States. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. 5 out of … His elevation to supreme hero, almost a deity, was confirmed as his state funeral on January 9, 1806, was solemnly witnessed by tens of thousands. Nelson wore an eye-patch. There is still vigorous debate about whether British naval hero Lord Nelson — who was blind in one eye — wore an eye patch. Admiral Lord Nelson and his affection for his native county of Norfolk is the subject of a major exhibition entitled 'Nelson & Norfolk curated by the Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery (running until 1st of October). Lord Nelson’s death was immediately commemorated in monument, in street and building name and in contemporary song, art and poetry. Details about Vintage Eye Patch Toby Pitcher Jug Lord Nelson Brown Pottery England 7 71 3" Vintage Eye Patch Toby Pitcher Jug Lord Nelson Brown Pottery England 7 71 3" Item Information. I believe he wore a shade, not a patch, over his 'good' eye. Nelson and Norfolk Exhibition: Norwich Castle Museum opens tomorrow . 68.23.224.34 17:36, 17 May 2005 (UTC) There is no evidence that Nelson ever wore an eye patch, though there is pretty conclusive evidence of the shade. C $19.45. Contrary to popular belief, Nelson never wore an eye patch. 10 Although it is a common misconception that he wore an eye patch, Lord Nelson actually wore a green shade over his forehead for comfort. It is widely believed that Nelson wore an eye-patch to cover the wound, but in fact this is not true – he had no need for a patch as the eye appeared normal – only the vision had gone. 'Nelson & Norfolk' Exhibition opening 29th July 2017 . The nearest he got was a green shade worn like the peak of a cap. Nelson did not actually lose his eye, and was still able to distinguish between light and dark, but the sight was gone. Vintage HORATIO NELSON Lord Admiral, Chalkware Head Eye Patch, Battle of Trafalgar, Napoleon's War, Saltofmotherearth Saltofmotherearth. 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