Admiral Lord Nelson

Context and Legacy

  • David Cannadine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. David Cannadine
      Pages 1-4
  3. Context

  4. Legacy

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 193-201

About this book


Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson was a colourful and complex character, whose supremely successful naval career quickly attained legendary status. By 1803 he was Britain's paramount hero and already maimed with the loss of an arm and blind in one eye. He returned to war when called back in May and spent a further two years at sea before dying at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805. Today, two centuries after his death, the 'immortal memory' of Nelson endures. In this book, leading historians provide a radical reappraisal of his life and times.


Britain death Great Britain media memory

Editors and affiliations

  • David Cannadine
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Historical ResearchUniversity of LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2005
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-51945-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-50870-5
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