Emma Lady Hamilton from New and Original Sources and Documents

By Walter Sydney Sichel,

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.

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1 author picked Emma Lady Hamilton from New and Original Sources and Documents as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Walter Sichel’s biography, for all its flaws, and the fact that more is available on Emma and Nelson now than was the case 120 years ago, is still a solid piece of work from a capable biographer and decent historian. There’s an elegance in the language that can be looked up to, and an understanding of the period that has few rivals. I view it like a pair of comfortable slippers. They aren’t perfect, perhaps with a hole in the toe, but you don’t want them to make an impression. You do, however, look forward to slipping them on. The…

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