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The Life of Nelson: Volume 2 (Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History)

The Life of Nelson: Volume 2 (Cambridge Library Collection - Naval and Military History)

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Robert Southey
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reprint, 6/30/2015
EAN 9781108083454, ISBN10: 1108083455

Paperback, 288 pages, 21.6 x 14 x 1.8 cm
Language: English

Robert Southey (1774–1843), Romantic poet and friend of Coleridge, was Poet Laureate from 1813 to 1843. He also wrote historical works and was a noted scholar of Portuguese. (His three-volume history of Brazil is also reissued in this series.) As Southey himself states, many lives of Nelson had been written since the hero's death at Trafalgar in 1805, but what he is attempting in these two volumes, published in 1813, is a work 'clear and concise enough to become a manual for the young sailor … till he has treasured up the example in his memory and in his heart'. In this 'eulogy', Volume 2 continues the story from Nelson's return from Egypt to the battle of Copenhagen, and the subsequent brief respite of the Peace of Amiens, until his appointment as supreme commander of the British fleet, and his death in the hour of victory.

6. Nelson returns to Naples
7. Nelson separates himself from his wife, goes to the Baltic
8. Sir Hyde Parker is recalled, and Nelson appointed Commander
9. Battle of Trafalgar, Victory, and death of Nelson.