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Guests were greeted with Tea from and home-made cake: English Chocolate Cake, British Victoria Sponge and Caribbean Coconut Cake, and then led into the auditorium for a talk on Nelson’s Leadership.
Following extensive research, and revealed in public for the first time, we explored the meaning of “The Nelson Touch”, and the Nelsonspirit 7 challenges that leaders of today face to bring some of Nelson’s magic into their organisations.
We also explored the origins of the Band of Brothers, and the rarely discussed 5 combat protocols (what you do when you come into contact with the enemy).
Interestingly I found afterwards from a special forces trained guest, that the SAS are today using something similar.
Opening to the music “Hearts of Oak”, each modern leader was challenged to see how they measure up to Nelson’s Leadership.
By working with young people we hope to develop the spirit of Nelson within them. One of those textiles is a bodice alleged to have been worn by Marie Antoinette, the bodice is of blue and cream striped silk satin, lined with silk taffeta. It has also had a long life out on display and consequently has suffered from light damage across the front which is now very discoloured and in places almost in shreds.
The bodice has been stored in a box with other items and is creased and squashed.
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