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By D. Cannadine

Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson used to be a colorful and intricate personality, whose supremely profitable naval profession fast attained mythical prestige. through 1803 he used to be Britain's paramount hero and already maimed with the lack of an arm and blind in a single eye. He lower back to warfare while referred to as again in may perhaps and spent one more years at sea ahead of loss of life on the conflict of Trafalgar in 1805. this present day, centuries after his dying, the 'immortal reminiscence' of Nelson endures. during this publication, prime historians offer a thorough reappraisal of his lifestyles and instances.

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This was his mention of a diamond star which he left to Emma Hamilton 'as a token of my friendship and regard'. Nelson had previously described the star - which was incontrovertibly a gift from the Sultan of Turkey- in a letter to Emma as a 'memento of Nelson and His 'Band of Brothers' 43 friendship, affection, and esteem' presumably because it had witnessed the onset of their affair. 28 After Nelson's death, Emma asked Davison to take the diamond star to John Salter, her jeweller on the Strand, 'as he is to do something to it'.

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. 10. , 49. 11. Brian Lavery, Nelson and the Nile: The Naval War against Bonaparte 1798 (London: Chatham, 1998), pp. 155-6. 12. Nina [Kynynmound] Countess of Minto, Life and Letters of Sir Gilbert Elliot, First Earl of Minto (London, 1874, 3 vols), III,363.

7. Naish, Nelson's Letters to his Wife, p. 326. 8. , p. 399. 9. Nicolas, Dispatches, III,230. 10. , 49. 11. Brian Lavery, Nelson and the Nile: The Naval War against Bonaparte 1798 (London: Chatham, 1998), pp. 155-6. 12. Nina [Kynynmound] Countess of Minto, Life and Letters of Sir Gilbert Elliot, First Earl of Minto (London, 1874, 3 vols), III,363. 13. 'Miscellaneous Letters', in The Naval Miscellany Vol. I, ed. K. Laughton (Navy Records Society vol. 20, 1902), pp. 387-444, at p. 424. 14. lxi. 15.

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