Author(s): Tom Pocock
The fame of Horatio Nelson, as Britain's greatest naval hero, has always been shadowed by the notoriety of his relations with women. His love affair with Lady Hamilton and the subsequent abandonment of his wife have tainted with scandal his achievement in giving his country global supremacy for a century. Yet these two women were only the most prominent of a gallery of young women--family, friends, and lovers--who were instrumental in shaping Nelson's life and character. In this book, Tom Pocock examines the characters of Nelson's mother, sisters, wife and mistress, whose lives were interwoven with the complex, yet charming, personality of Lord Nelson.