As the 214th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar looms, I'd like to open up discussion on the battle's importance. Whilst Trafalgar may have broken the back of the French navy, the commonly held perception that it prevented a French invasion of Britain is wrong - Napoleon had already moved his army from the English Channel to the River Rhine to start what would become the Austelitz campaign. Does this mean that we have exaggerated Trafalgar's importance? If so, is that mainly due to the death of Admiral Horatio Nelson in the moment of victory? How should we remember Trafalgar?