Lady Hamilton & Horatio Nelson: After Sir William’s Death (part 31)

Sir William‘s death, on 6 April 1803 withdrew the husband’s “cover” for Nelson‘s remaining under the same roof as Emma, and complicated matters a bit.Her marriage to Sir William had granted her a certain degree of respectability even if it had not opened the doors of the Court for her: Queen Charlotte had firmly refused… Read More Lady Hamilton & Horatio Nelson: After Sir William’s Death (part 31)

Lady Hamilton, Nelson and Neapolitan Patriots: Eleonora Pimentel Fonseca/II (part 19)

After the engagement with her cousin was broken, it was not difficult for Eleonora‘s father, Don Clemente Fonseca, to find her a new suitor, thanks also to the conspicuous dowry that she would bring.The choice fell on a Bourbon army officer, Pasquale Tria de Solis, 44 years old, belonging to the small Neapolitan nobility, and… Read More Lady Hamilton, Nelson and Neapolitan Patriots: Eleonora Pimentel Fonseca/II (part 19)

Horatio Nelson

Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, was born on 29 September 1758. He was a British officer in the Royal Navy, which, under his leadership, proved its supremacy over the French, during the Napoleonic Wars (1797–1815). He is regarded as one of the greatest naval commanders in history.He died on 21 October 1805 at… Read More Horatio Nelson