Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson was a colourful and complex character, whose supremely successful naval career quickly attained legendary status. By 1803 he was Britain's paramount hero and already maimed with the loss of an arm and blind in one eye.
Published to tie in with the Trafalgar Memorial Celebrations in 2005.
DAVID CANNADINE is Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Professor of British History at the University of London. His many books include The Pleasures of the Past, History in Our Time, The Rise and Fall of Class in Britain and Ornamentalism: How the British Saw their Empire.