By D. Cannadine
Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson used to be a colourful and complicated personality, whose supremely profitable naval profession fast attained mythical prestige. via 1803 he was once Britain's paramount hero. Already maimed with the lack of an arm and blind in a single eye, he lower back to warfare and spent one more years at sea prior to death on the conflict of Trafalgar in 1805. during this ebook, prime historians supply a thorough reappraisal of his lifestyles and occasions.
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It is really quite affecting to see the wonder and admiration, and love and respect, of the whole world; and the genuine expression of all these sentiments at once, from gentle and simple, the moment he is seen. 12 24 Admiral Lord Nelson Nelson landed at Portsmouth on 19 August, the day before Villeneuve reached Cadiz, but the enemy’s whereabouts were not known in England until 2 September, when Nelson was re-appointed to the Mediterranean command, including Collingwood’s squadron off Cadiz. Napoleon had now abandoned his invasion scheme, and issued orders for Villeneuve to take the Combined Fleet into the Mediterranean to support the intended French invasion of the Two Sicilies.
21 In Quebec Nelson would have recognised the colonial masonic milieu that he had experienced earlier in his career in the West Indies. Indeed on at least two occasions he had lodged in Jamaica at the house of Admiral Sir Peter Parker, the provincial grand master of the freemasons in the West Indies who later became his mentor. By the time of Nelson’s state funeral at St Paul’s Cathedral twenty-ﬁve years later – where he controversially led the ofﬁcial mourning in place of the First Lord, Earl St Vincent – the ageing Parker had risen to become the deputy grand master of the freemasons in England, a position second only in executive importance within the masonic hierarchy to the acting grand master, and another conspicuous guest at the ceremony, the Earl of Moira.
Admiral Lord Nelson: His Context and Legacy by D. Cannadine