Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn

Nelson the Commander (Paperback)

Napoleonic Maritime Nelson & Trafalgar

By Geoffrey Bennett
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military Classics
ISBN: 9781844153077
Published: 30th August 2005
Last Released: 16th August 2005

in_stock

£9.99


You'll be £9.99 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Nelson the Commander. What's this?

+£4 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £30
(click here for international delivery rates)

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates


Nearly two centuries after his death, does Nelson deserve his reputation as one of the world's great commanders?

Nelson's triumphs have so caught the public imagination that his failures are barely remembered. His only victorious battles at sea was Trafalgar (at Copenhagen and the Nile his destroyed ships at anchor), while his infatuation with Emma Hamilton , his role in the judicial murder of the Neapolitan Commodore, Carraciolo, and his flagrant disobedience of orders brought him disgrace and dishonour. Yet this was a man who, in an age when the Royal Navy thrived on rum, sodomy and the lash, turned his captains into a 'Band of Brothers' and whose death brought tears to the eyes of the toughest sailors.

Did England's naval hero have the star quality which marks the world's truly great captains? In answering this question, Geoffrey Bennett, a distinguished historian who himself served in the Royal Navy for thirty-five years, provides a full and meticulously researched account of Nelson's life and career which will enthrall students of history and the general reader alike.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

About Geoffrey Bennett

Captain Geoffrey Bennett RN (1909-1983) served in the Royal Navy from 1923 until 1958. during which time he was Naval Attaché in Moscow, Warsaw and Helsinki between 1953 and 1955. He was a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and much-acclaimed author of Coronel and the Falklands, The Battle of Jutland, Naval Battles of the First World War, Nelson the Commander, The Battle of the River Plate and The Battle of Trafalgar and Naval Battles of World War Two (both Pen & Sword Military Classics ).

More titles by Geoffrey Bennett

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in Pen & Sword Military Classics...