The late Colin White, Deputy Director, The Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth.

The late Reverend Cecil Isaacson, Rector of Burnham Thorpe.

Ron Fiske, Chairman of Trustees, Ben Burgess Nelson Memorabilia Trust.

Charles Lewis, Advisor to the Ben Burgess Nelson Memorabilia Trust.

Desmond Nicholson, Curator, Antigua & BarbudaDockyardMuseum

Joanne West of DallasTexas.

Nelson Society Members:

Eric Tushingham, Clinton Lee, Bob Walker, Pauline Wood, John Nelson, Bob Brister, Mick Bruff & Victor T.Sharman.


Quoted Sources

Tom Pocock:

“Horatio Nelson”
Tom Pocock presents a complete and completely believable Nelson… It is unlikely that another could have handled Nelson with the confidence and fluency, the combination of detachment and intimacy, which make this book so attractive and distinguished. The Times Literary Suplement.

“Remember Nelson: The Life and Times of Captain Sir William Hoste”

“A Thirst for Glory: The Life of Admiral Sir Sidney Smith”.

Brian Lavery:

Curator of Ship Technology, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.
“Nelson’s Navy”
`There is no royal road to knowledge of the Navy of Nelson´s time…but Brian Lavery´s book is the most nearly regal that I have come accross in many years of reading on the subject…you name it, “Nelson´s Navy” has it.´
Patrick O´Brian

Flora Fraser:

Biographer and journalist.
“Beloved Emma”
‘Excellent reading…. there can be little left to say after a biography of this length and thoroughness’. Sunday Telegraph

Christopher Hibbert:

Biographer and military historian
“Nelson: A Personal History”
Nelson’s life based largely upon his own letters and those of Emma Hamilton, his family, friends and brother officers.

Colonel Robert Holden Mackenzie, Royal Marines:

“The Trafalgar Roll”
A detailed look at the ships and over 850 of the stories of the officers and men who fought under Nelson’s command. From the names and descriptions of these men we come to realise how ordinary sailors became extraordinary heroes, and the story of Nelson’s victory takes on a new, richer meaning. The Naval Institute Press,
Annapolis, USA 1989. [Reprinted from the original 1913 version]

Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas

“The Dispatches and Letters of Lord Nelson”
First published in 1845 these seven volumes of Nelson’s dispatches and letters
remain a central reference point for scholars and enthusiasts alike. “This is the stuff of history as it was being made, written by the brilliant, complex man who was making it” Tom Pocock

The NationalMaritimeMuseum
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