|Quintin Colville & James Davey, eds.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||240 / 2013|
No figure is more emblematic of Britain's Royal Navy than Admiral Lord Nelson, and this profusely illustrated book brings his era to life. The color photographs here include images of the coat that Nelson wore at the Battle of Trafalgar, and a handwritten battle plan, plus a profusion of weapons, medals, paintings, political cartoons, sailors' personal effects, and detailed, vintage models of ships. With contributions by Brian Lavery and Andrew Lambert, the 11 essays here offer background on Nelson and on his enduring legacy, plus insight on life onboard a vessel of war, and reflections on how the Navy influenced society, culture, and national identity.