12 Oct, 2010 @ 09:00
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The lady understood

By Wendy Williams

SHE was a courtesan, a dancer and most famously the lover of British naval hero Admiral Horatio Nelson.

Born in the 1760s Lady Hamilton climbed the ranks of society to become one of the wealthiest and most celebrated women in England.

But it wasn’t all a fairytale rags to riches story.

In 1805, just a few years after he left his wife for her, Nelson, was killed in the Battle of Trafalgar off the coast of Cadiz.

Lecture to explain why Nelson’s mistress was not allowed to attend his funeral after his death in Spain.

And Lady Hamilton, who was the love of his life and mother to his only child, was forbidden from attending his funeral in London.

Now her life is being told in a lecture by the DFAS de la Frontera at the San Roque Golf and Country Club on October

Historian, author and TV presenter Dr. Kate Williams will be giving an illustrated talk recounting Emma’s dramatic story and exploring how her eighteenth-century world was both glamorous and cruel.

For more information call 952804692 or visit www.nadfas-delafrontera.org.

Jon Clarke (Publisher & Editor)

Jon Clarke is a Londoner who worked at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday as an investigative journalist before moving permanently to Spain in 2003 where he helped set up the Olive Press. He is the author of three books; Costa Killer, Dining Secrets of Andalucia and My Search for Madeleine.

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