New PDF release: Admiral Lord Nelson: His Context and Legacy

By D. Cannadine

ISBN-10: 0230508707

ISBN-13: 9780230508705

ISBN-10: 1403939063

ISBN-13: 9781403939067

Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson was once a colourful and intricate personality, whose supremely winning naval occupation speedy attained mythical prestige. via 1803 he was once Britain's paramount hero. Already maimed with the lack of an arm and blind in a single eye, he again to warfare and spent an extra years at sea prior to death on the conflict of Trafalgar in 1805. during this ebook, top historians supply a thorough reappraisal of his lifestyles and instances.

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100, 1958), p. 204. 3. Carola Oman, Nelson (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1947), p. 171. 4. The Nagle Journal: A Diary of the Life of Jacob Nagle, Sailor, from the Year 1775 to 1841, ed. John C. Dann (New York: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1988), pp. 192, 207–9. Nelson and the British Navy 29 5. H. Nicolas, The Dispatches and Letters of Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson (London, 1844–45, 7 vols), II,333. 6. , 343. 7. Naish, Nelson’s Letters to his Wife, p. 326. 8. , p. 399. 9. Nicolas, Dispatches, III,230.

Wounded in action, Nelson recuperated from the minor head injury at the court of the Two Sicilies at Naples. There he was inevitably involved in strategy and diplomacy, and naturally guided in them by the British minister Sir William Hamilton. After twenty-four years in post Hamilton had been completely captured, not so much by Neapolitan views, as by those of Queen Maria Carolina, the real head of her husband’s government, which were extremely unpopular among informed Neapolitans. Ignorant alike of local politics and foreign languages, Nelson suspected nothing of this, and enthusiastically backed an aggressive policy which provoked the French conquest of Naples, and wrecked Britain’s nascent coalition against Napoleon.

In late eighteenth-century conditions, when disengaging gear was unknown and davits were only just coming into use, putting a boat in the water in a seaway was a hazardous operation, and in fact only a few of Nelson’s captains seem to have been often on board the flagship. 11 If Nelson commanded a ‘band of brothers’, he had had hardly any time to mould them to his way of thinking. Wounded in action, Nelson recuperated from the minor head injury at the court of the Two Sicilies at Naples. There he was inevitably involved in strategy and diplomacy, and naturally guided in them by the British minister Sir William Hamilton.

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