The End

“He came in, and with a pale countenance and faint voice said, ‘We have gained a great Victory’. ‘Never mind your victory,’ I said, “My letters – give me my letters’ –  Capt. Whitby was unable to speak – tears  in his eyes and a deathly paleness over his face made me comprehend him.  IContinue reading “The End”

A New Century

“England expects that every man will do his duty.” Horatio Nelson Sir William was enormously fond of Lord Nelson.  Both men held each other in great esteem, enjoying the camaraderie of close friends.  Lord Nelson, Sir William and Lady Hamilton united in their resolve not to allow Naples to fall into the hands of Napoleon.Continue reading “A New Century”

Horatio Nelson

“Let me alone: I have yet my legs and one arm. Tell the surgeon to make haste and his instruments. I know I must lose my right arm, so the sooner it’s off the better.” Horatio Nelson Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson was a brilliant strategist and a highly successful navel commander. Perhaps the most belovedContinue reading “Horatio Nelson”

Naples & A Wedding

“First gain the victory and then make the best use of it your can.” Horatio Nelson Emma was famous. Sir Charles Greville did not relish being the “lesser half” of a power couple.  He was also in need of a huge injection of funds.  Ever a schemer, his goal was simple.  He would marry HenriettaContinue reading “Naples & A Wedding”

All The Players

  “All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts,” William Shakespeare Amy Lyon, 15 and without family support, thought only of survival.  Even so, her life unfolded seamlessly, with all the players coming together for aContinue reading “All The Players”

Time is Everything

“Time is everything; five minutes make the difference between victory and defeat.” Horatio Nelson   She was born Amy Lyon, on April 16, 1765 in Ness, Chesire, a poverty-stricken community made up of a depressing huddle of thirty or more miners’ homes.  England was on the threshold of the industrial revolution and coal was theContinue reading “Time is Everything”