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The Life of Horatio, Lord Nelson

By: Robert Southey
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Life of Horatio, Lord Nelson" by Robert Southey is a captivating biography chronicling the extraordinary exploits of Admiral Nelson, a legendary figure in naval warfare and a hero of the British Navy. Southey's narrative delves into Nelson's strategic brilliance and unparalleled leadership, showcasing his pivotal role in securing victories for the British Empire. At the heart of the biography lies Nelson's crowning achievement, the Battle of Trafalgar, where his courageous leadership led to a decisive victory over the French and Spanish fleets. Through meticulous research and vivid storytelling, Southey paints a vivid picture of the naval strategy employed and the daring maneuvers executed by Nelson and his men. As readers delve into Nelson's life and legacy, they are immersed in the rich tapestry of maritime history and naval innovations that shaped the British Empire. Nelson emerges as a towering historical figure, revered for his courage, tactical acumen, and unwavering commitment to victory. "The Life of Horatio, Lord Nelson" is a testament to Nelson's enduring legacy and his indelible mark on British history, making it essential reading for anyone fascinated by the naval exploits of one of history's greatest heroes.

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Robert Southey

Robert Southey, an English Romantic poet, served as Poet Laureate from 1813 until his death. Southey, like the other Lake Poets, William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, started out as a radical but gradually grew more conservative as he came to admire Britain and its institutions. Other romantics, including Byron, accused him of siding with the establishment for financial and social reasons. He is best known for the poem "After Blenheim" and the original version of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". Robert Southey was born in Wine Street, Bristol, to parents Robert Southey and Margaret Hill. He attended Westminster School in London (where he was expelled for authoring an essay in The Flagellant, a periodical he founded that attributed the creation of flogging to the Devil), as well as Balliol College in Oxford. Southey arrived at the University of Oxford with "a heart full of poetry and feeling, a head full of Rousseau and Werther, and my religious principles shaken by Gibbon”. He subsequently stated of Oxford, "All I learnt was a little swimming and a little boating".

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 196pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362208164
  • ISBN-13: 9789362208163
  • Item Weight: 254.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.1mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Biography & Autobiography / General