Nelsons Purse

Nelsons Purse

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The life of Britain's famed colossus, Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson, has spawned a veritable publishing industry. Every facet of his life has been examined in biographies. But until Martyn Downer's recent find of a tremendous cache of Nelson memorabilia and correspondence, a central figure was missing, one who holds multiple keys to the Nelson story: Alexander Davison. Despite his extraordinary roles as Nelson's closest friend and the intimate confidant of both mistress Lady Hamilton and Nelson's estranged wife Fanny Nelson, Davison's story faded into footnotes - until now.As Martyn Downer reveals in this tale of discovery, Alexander Davison is the portal to a new understanding of Nelson and Europe's most famous love triangle. Davison manages every aspect of Nelson's civilian and personal affairs, from the purchase of Merton Place to assuaging the highly charged emotions of a larger-than-life mistress and a spurned, tormented wife.Nelson's Purse releases long-forgotten voices from never-before-published correspondence as Lady Hamilton, Lady Nelson, and Davison himself experience the turbulence of those final five years of Nelson's life in London and at sea.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 424 pages
  • 160 x 228 x 32mm | 762.05g
  • Smithsonian Books (DC)
  • United States
  • English
  • 1588341844
  • 9781588341846

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