Nelson: A Personal History

Nelson: A Personal History

by Christopher Hibbert
     
 

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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

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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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An absorbing biography of the "great and gallant" Horatio Nelson, the one-eyed, one-armed sailor who caught the imagination of late 18th century England and gained immortal fame by dying heroically at the Battle of Trafalgar. Hibbert illuminates, among other things, Nelson's personality, his personal and political friendships, his relationship with Sir William Hamilton, and his passionate love affair with Hamilton's wife, Emma, revealing the man in all of his faults and virtues. Well-illustrated, including a few color plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201408003
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
06/10/1996
Pages:
524
Sales rank:
820,956
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.39(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

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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