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Henry Tatham (1770-1835)


Henry Tatham (1770-1835)

Presentation sword, presented to Robert Torrens to commemorate the defence of the island of Anholt in 1811.
The decoration depicts nautical themes including Hercules illustrated on the silver inlaid grip. The Royal Marines captured the Danish island of Anholt in 1809 to use as a strategic island to protect trade in the Baltic. The Danish tried to recapture the island in 1811 and the Royal Marine Garrison, under Captain Robert Torrens, managed to repel the attack with heavy losses. [National Art Collections Fund]


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