The Life and Services of Horatio Viscount Nelson: From His Lordship's Manuscripts

The Life and Services of Horatio Viscount Nelson: From His Lordship's Manuscripts

by James Stanier Clarke, John McArthur

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The Life and Services of Horatio Viscount Nelson: From His Lordship's Manuscripts by James Stanier Clarke, John McArthur

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson (1758-1805) is considered one of the greatest naval commanders in British history, having establishing Britain's naval dominance with victories during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. His death at the height of the Battle of Trafalgar ensured that his memory became revered. These volumes, first published in 1809 (and reissued here from the 1840 edition), contain Nelson's official biography, published with the blessing of his family. The authors Clarke and McArthur trace Nelson's life from his childhood until his dramatic death at Trafalgar, using Nelson's own reminiscences, his letters to his wife, and interviews and statements from close friends and colleagues. This biography remains a valuable source for Nelson's early career and character, and provides insights into how the cult of Nelson was created and sustained. Volume 3 covers the final years of Nelson's life, and the circumstances of his death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108022187
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/25/2010
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History Series
Pages: 442
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

10. Caution against French influence at Constantinople; 11. French fleet escape from Toulon, and elude Nelson's pursuit, but returns to port; 12. The combined fleet appear; Recollections of Tom Allen; Memoir of Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy; Memoir of Vice-Admiral Cuthbert, Lord Collingwood.

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