The life of Nelson
Robert Southey, English poet laureate and contemporary of Lord Admiral Nelson, vividly captured the essence of Nelson's personality and the spirit of his times. First published by Constable in 1916, this elegant volume is widely regarded as the finest biography ever written of Britain's greatest naval hero.
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