Admiral Lord Nelson

Horatio Nelson is still acknowledged to be the greatest maritime hero of this island nation. What did he do to make him so important? What was he like? Is it time to reassess his reputation? This lecture provides a brief account of the life and times of Nelson, but it also examines the other Nelson - a man whose arrogance and contempt for conventional morality made him many enemies and the object of ridicule. Above everything else there is his leadership of men at sea, and no serious challenge has undermined his right to be considered a genius at his trade.