Lady Hamilton & Horatia in Prison (part 58)

Charles Dickens mentioned some prisons in his works, and specifically wrote of the prison in which Emma and Horatia were consigned in three oh his novels.In “David Copperfield” the ever-optimistic Mr Micawber is imprisoned for debt there; in “Nicholas Nickleby” Madeleine Bray and her father live “within the Rules”; and in “Little Dorrit” Mr Rugg… Read More Lady Hamilton & Horatia in Prison (part 58)

Benjamin & Silence/1

Benjamin Franklin one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, drafter and signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the first United States Postmaster General, was a statesman, author, publisher, scientist, inventor and diplomat. As a scientist, he was important for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an inventor, he is… Read More Benjamin & Silence/1

Lady Hamilton & Horatia After Nelson’s Death (part 53)

HMS Victory’s Captain Thomas Hardy, who had handed Emma Hamilton some of Nelson’s belongings, had also conveyed his diary back to England, but government lawyers advised him not to make it public as it also discussed the politics and actions of the Queen of Naples. Therefore he left it with Nelson’s brother, but two months… Read More Lady Hamilton & Horatia After Nelson’s Death (part 53)

The Actons

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, 1st Baron Acton, described as “the magistrate of history”, was born in Naples, Italy, on 10 January 1834.He was the grandson of the Neapolitan admiral and minister Sir John Acton, who served as Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Naples under Ferdinand IV and was a favourite of his wife,… Read More The Actons

Lady Hamilton & Horatio Nelson: Rev.William Nelson (part 51)

The Venerable William Nelson, Doctor of Divinity, was Horatio’s elder brother.After graduating from Christ’s College, Cambridge, he was ordained into the Church of England, and became a priest, like their father. While still a curate William had continued to pester his brother into engaging him as naval chaplain. Horatio had tried to deter him by… Read More Lady Hamilton & Horatio Nelson: Rev.William Nelson (part 51)