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That Hamilton woman : Emma and Nelson / Barry Gough ; including the essay That Hamilton woman by Arthur Marder ; introduction by Andrew Roberts.

Author/creator Gough, Barry, 1948- author.
Other author/creatorMarder, Arthur Jacob, author of prologue.
Other author/creatorRoberts, Andrew, 1963- author of introduction.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Annapolis : Naval Institute Press, [2016]
Copyright Notice ©2016
Description111 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
Subject(s)
Abstract "Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, England's greatest sailor, fell deeply in love with Emma Hamilton in the years before Trafalgar. This, together with his quest for glory and victory entangled him in an inescapable web of circumstances and slander. The author explores the evolving scandal, the high political stakes that were involved, and the love affair itself which so influenced the fortunes of England's glory and the fate of her "Wooden Walls." Emma, much maligned by her contemporaries and later by historians and commentators, rose from the most humble beginnings to play a startling role in Britain's naval victory over France and Spain in 1805. In this new book, Barry Gough seeks to defend Emma by drawing on the letters between the protagonists and the unpublished examination of her career by Arthur Marder, famed American historian of the Royal Navy. The author shows how this most talented and beautiful of women fell victim to innuendo, slander, and cruel caricature. She was to die in poverty in Calais in 1815, just months before Napoleon's final defeat." -- publisher.
General note"First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Seaforth Publishing"--title-page verso.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
ISBN9781591146131 hardcover
ISBN1591146135 hardcover

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