Nelson

Nelson : A Personal History

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In this coloful, absorbing tale of Nelson's life on and off the high seas, Hibbert illuminates the admiral's personality, his personal and political friendships, his relationship with Sir William Hamilton, and his passionate love affair with Hamilton's wife, the beautiful Lady Emma, daughter of a blacksmith and once a London prostitute. Whether quarreling with royalty, wooing beautiful women around the world, or winning history's most famous sea battles, Hibbert's irascible Nelson is a character for all times.

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  • Paperback | 524 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 35.3mm | 826.1g
  • 09 Jun 1996
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • Cambridge, MA
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0201408007
  • 9780201408003
  • 751,199

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Christopher Hibbert has written many well-received biographies, including, most recently, Queen Victoria. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and an Honorary Doctor of Letters of Leicester University.

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In this colorful, absorbing tale of Nelson's life on and off the high seas, Hibbert illuminates the admiral's personality, his personal and political friendships, his relationship with Sir William Hamilton, and his passionate love affair with Hamilton's wife.

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