The Nelson Encyclopaedia


There will be a large number of new books published, and some old favourites reprinted, on the subject of Nelson in the run up to the 2005 bi-centennial of Trafalgar. This book is a very handy volume for both the committed Nelson enthusiast and those becoming interested in his life and events. The author was formerly Deputy Director of the Royal Naval Museum where he was responsible for the very strong Nelsonian focus there. He is now Director, Trafalgar 200 at the National Maritime Museum. Colin White has produced, in the form of an encyclopaedia, a synopsis of Nelsonian facts. There is nothing new, but the great strength of the encyclopaedia is that it provides an excellent breadth of coverage. Those developing an interest in the subject will find that it is an ideal general reference from which to plan further reading. The committed enthusiast will find this work a very good index to the subject

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