Sir William Hamilton is perhaps best-remembered for those lives adjacent to his own. British Ambassador to the court of Naples at the time of the rise of Napoleon, he could count European monarchs amongst his friends. His claim to a place in history, however, comes from his involvement in the most notorious love triangle of the time, that which existed between him, his second wife Emma, and the most celebrated of English naval heroes, Admiral Lord Nelson. Brian Fothergill's history places Sir William Hamilton at the centre of a stage for which he has long been suited. Hamilton carved a refined niche in Neopolitan society and this story details his passage through nobler times, from the scandal of William Beckford, to the earthquakes at Calabria, and on to the curious final chapter of his life where he was overshadowed by his second wife and her lover. Brian Fothergill was commended for this work by the Royal Society of Literature, being awarded the W.H. Heinman Award for non-fiction of outstanding literary merit.
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Brian Fothergill was awarded the W.H. Heinemann Award in 1969 for Sir William Hamilton; Envoy Extraordinary, an award presented by The Royal Society of Literature for a non-fiction work of outstanding literary distinction. The Royal Society presented Fothergill with this same award again in 1979, for his historical biography of William Beckford, Beckford of Fonthill. Other works by the author include Nicholas Weisman, The Cardinal King, and Mrs Jordan: Portrait of an Actress.
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Descrizione libro Harcourt, Brace & World, 1969. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110151826765
Descrizione libro Harcourt, Brace & World. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0151826765 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.3025566