Famous faces from history including William Shakespeare, Henry VIII and Horatio Nelson have been given a modern makeover to see how they would look if they were alive today.
The project, commissioned by history TV channel Yesterday to celebrate its new series, the Secret Life Of…, saw digital artists working closely with history experts to ensure the portraits gave a real sense of how historical characters would look if they were alive in the 21st Century.
ABOVE: ADMIRAL LORD NELSON
A Vice Admiral and dedicated navy officer, Nelson is dressed in a modern naval uniform.
In today’s Navy, Nelson would spend more time deskbound and as such he would have gained a little weight which is reflected in the portrait.
To replace the right arm lost after being wounded in battle, he has been given a prosthetic to wear.
The Victoria Cross wasn’t available during his time but had they been in existence, he would have qualified.
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