Silver dog collar with the copperplate inscription 'Right Honble Lord Nelson - NILEUS'. The collar has punched holes along top and bottom to enable it to be stitched to a leather lining, now missing. It can be adjusted in size…
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Nelson and 'That Hamilton Woman'
Horatio Nelson was one of Britain’s most renowned war heroes, lauded for his tactical genius and bravery. Nelson married in 1787, but rather than applaud his thirst for glory, his wife was always anxious about him. In 1798, after Nelson had long been away from her in the stressful campaign that ended in his victory at the Battle of the Nile, the beautiful wife of the British ambassador at Naples loaded him with the hero-worship he craved: it soon became a passionate mutual infatuation. Their very public affair divided opinion, not least because her elderly husband refused to acknowledge it existed and all three remained the closest of friends...