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Nelson Roy Hattersley

Nelson

Roy Hattersley

Published 1974
ISBN : 9780297766902
Hardcover
223 pages
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Nelson, one of the greatest seamen of all times, is the authentic hero of British history. His three great victories - at the battles of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar - assured him of his countrys gratitude: the manner in which they were wonMoreNelson, one of the greatest seamen of all times, is the authentic hero of British history. His three great victories - at the battles of the Nile, Copenhagen and Trafalgar - assured him of his countrys gratitude: the manner in which they were won added glory to success. But Nelson was a man to love as well as to admire. He caught public attention by his equal disregard for the traditions of naval warfare and the canons of conventional morality. He excited the peoples imagination by both his zest for battle and his bizarre personal life. He inspired the sailors who fought with him, and the feelings he aroused in the fleet spread through Great Britain. Nelson believed implicitly in his own destiny, and his death - at the moment when he had extinguished the threat of French invasion for ever - seemed to confirm that each detail of his life was preordained. But it was his life not his death that set him apart. It was a life committed to glory. That is how the world sees it in retrospect and it is how Nelson saw it at the time.