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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Product details

  • Paperback | 524 pages
  • 156 x 233.9 x 35.3mm | 826.1g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • Cambridge, MA, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0201408007
  • 9780201408003
  • 574,517

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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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About Christopher Hibbert

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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Table of contents

* Burnham Thorpe * Chatham, the Arctic and the West Indies * The Mosquito Shore * The North American Station * France and the Leeward Islands * The Island of Nevis * Norfolk * The Mediterranean * The Palazzo Sessa * Corsica * Cape St Vincent * Cadiz and Tenerife * Bath, London and Toulon * Ab Qr * Naples * Naples * Palazzo Reale * Palermo * The Bay of Naples * The Colli Palace * Germany * London and Fonthill * The Channel * The Kattegat * Copenhagen * The Thames Valley and Boulogne * Merton Place * The West Country * Surrey * The Victory * Return to Merton * Portsmouth * The Atlantic Approaches * Trafalgar * Mourning * St Pauls * The Fate of Characters Whose End Is Not Recorded in the Text

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