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The Resource The life and letters of Emma Hamilton : the story of Admiral Nelson and the most famous woman of the Georgian Age, Hugh Tours

The life and letters of Emma Hamilton : the story of Admiral Nelson and the most famous woman of the Georgian Age, Hugh Tours

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The life and letters of Emma Hamilton : the story of Admiral Nelson and the most famous woman of the Georgian Age
Title
The life and letters of Emma Hamilton
Title remainder
the story of Admiral Nelson and the most famous woman of the Georgian Age
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Tours
Title variation
Life and letters of Emma Hamilton
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eng
Summary
Born in 1765 in Neston, Cheshire, Amy Lyon took the stagecoach to London, beginning her remarkable journey to international fame. Soon to be known as "Emma," she worked for various actresses at Drury Lane Theatre before becoming a dancer, a model and, later, a hostess. Her beauty brought her to the attention of Charles Grenville, the second son of the Earl of Warwick, who took her as his mistress, and she became the model for the painter George Romney. These paintings thrust Emma into the social spotlight and she soon became London's top celebrity. When Grenville needed to find a rich wife, Emma was passed onto Sir William Hamilton, British Envoy to Naples. The couple fell in love and were married in September 1791. When in Naples, Lady Hamilton, as she now was, became a close friend of Queen Maria Carolina, sister of Marie Antoinette. It was also in Naples that she met Admiral Nelson-and the great love affair began. Much has been written about this later period of her life, but with Hugh Tours making full use of the letters Emma wrote as well as those she received throughout her life, the fascinating story of her early years is also revealed. This is history as moving as a great tragic novel; most moving of all, being the return, after Trafalgar, of Emma's last letter to Nelson, unopened
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Tours, Hugh
Dewey number
941.073092
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Hamilton, Emma
  • Hamilton, Emma
  • Nelson, Horatio Nelson
  • Mistresses
  • Ambassadors' spouses
  • Artists' models
  • Actresses
  • Great Britain
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adult
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The life and letters of Emma Hamilton : the story of Admiral Nelson and the most famous woman of the Georgian Age, Hugh Tours
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT14101621
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781526770448
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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MWT14101621
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remote
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14101621
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The life and letters of Emma Hamilton : the story of Admiral Nelson and the most famous woman of the Georgian Age, Hugh Tours
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT14101621
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781526770448
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT14101621
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
14101621
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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