|Daniel Maclise: The Death of Nelson|
Mural in Parliament, Westminster, London
Recently, an interesting lot came up for sale at Sotheby's and was then auctioned off again. It included what is believed to be the world's oldest hardtack biscuit. And not just any biscuit, but one belonging to an Able Seaman who fought with Admiral Nelson at Trafalgar.
And it gets better. The Able Seaman was my ancestor, the father of Mormon Pioneers!
The biscuit gets the news, but it is the other items that are of more importance.
|That's one, huge biscuit, by the way!|