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Sunday, January 02, 2005
Nelson

Monarchist Author: Anonymous Englishman from Norfolk
Joined September 5, 2005
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Admiral Lord Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), Baron of Nile and Burnham Thorpe, Duke of Bronte (Hero of Trafalgar)

Nelson was noted for his considerable ability to inspire and bring out the best in his men, to the point that it gained a name: "The Nelson Touch". Famous even while alive, after his death he was lionized like almost no other military figure in British history (his only peers are the Duke of Marlborough and Nelson's contemporary, the Duke of Wellington). Nelson was included in the top 10 of the 100 Greatest Britons poll sponsored by the BBC and voted for by the public. Most military historians believe Nelson's ability to inspire officers of the highest rank and seamen of the lowest was central to his many victories, as was his unequaled ability to both strategically plan his campaigns and tactically shift his forces in the midst of battle. He may have been the greatest field commander in history. Certainly, he stands as the greatest warrior afloat. It must also be said that his "Nelson touch" also worked with non-seamen; he was beloved in England by virtually everyone. (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Links: The Nelson Society; The 1805 Club; Lord Nelson and His Navy; Wikipedia

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