Originally Posted by liafail1978
- Adm. Horatio Nelson, last words, 21 Oct 1805.
Not quite. According to Surgeon Beatty, "In his dying moments, Nelson’s breath became oppressed and shortly afterwards he uttered his last words, 'Thank God I have done my duty'." Capain Hardy was not present at his death. The "Kiss me, Hardy" was said from earlier, but these were not Nelson's last words. It's a myth.
Anyway, how has a thread on the High Middle Ages or Renaissance get so sidetracked?