Runner-up for the Whitbread Biography Award of 1987.
This is the story of the man who saved Britain from invasion and gave it maritime supremacy.
Juxtaposing details of his daily life, loves, friendships and opinions with the great events which make him one of the most memorable figures in British history, Horatio Nelson gives us the admiral in all of his flawed and brilliant humanity.
Written with obvious authority, it takes us through his life from birth to death, not only with a wealth of new research, but also with a richness of quotation from contemporary letters and papers which provide dramatic details.
Horatio Nelson should have as much appeal to the general reader as to those with a knowledge of the naval history of the times.