Admiral Collingwood: Nelson's Own Hero

Author(s): Max Adams

Biography & Memoir

Admiral Lord Collingwood, the eldest son of a Newcastle merchant, went to sea in 1761 at the age of thirteen. In his nearly fifty years in the Navy he rose to become a fine seaman, a master of gunnery, a battle commander the equal of his friend - and rival in love - Nelson. He was also an accomplished writer and wit, a doting father, inveterate gossip and consummate diplomat and strategist. Collingwood's service took him to Boston, where he lived and fought during the American War of Independence; to Antigua, where he and Nelson both fell in love with Mary Moutray; to Corsica; Sicily; and Menorca, where he began as a young midshipman and ended his career as the effective viceroy of the Mediterranean. ADMIRAL COLLINGWOOD is an intimate portrait of a forgotten British naval hero and a thrilling portrait of the glory years of the age of sail.

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Max Adams is the author of THE PROMETHEANS (2009), THE KING IN THE NORTH (2013) and THE WISDOM OF TREES (2014). A university teacher, Max has lived and worked in the North-East of England since 1993.

General Fields

  • : 9781784081942
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : Head of Zeus
  • : March 2015
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 368
  • : Hardback
  • : Max Adams