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Includes 12 illustrations
The name of Horatio Nelson still rings across the United Kingdom, and further afield, as a great and gallant naval hero worthy of remembrance through the ages, his statue still stands atop a lofty column in one of the busiest squares in the world. However Nelson was only one of many heroes that fought the French Navy during the Napoleonic Wars, without whom the outcome may have been very different.
Never seeking the public acclaim craved by his close friend and comrade Horatio Nelson, Cuthbert Collingwood was one such hero who stood with the great Admiral from the Nile to the former’s death at the Battle of Trafalgar. Brave, determined, a great friend to the sailor’s under his command, Collingwood was instrumental in defeating the French and he took command of the British Fleet after Trafalgar. Almost never ashore, his constant battles with the French along with exhausting blockade duties drove him into an early grave in 1810.
In this excellent biography, penned by noted naval author William Clark Russell the full scope of the exploits, adventures and victories of Admiral Collingwood are recounted in vivid detail.