England's Mistress
Title England's Mistress PDF eBook
Author Kate Williams
Publisher Random House
Pages 458
Release 2012-12-31
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 1448164672

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A dramatic, sparkling tale of sex, glamour, intrigue, romance and heartbreak, England's Mistress traces the rise and rise of the gorgeous Emma Hamilton. Born into poverty, she clawed her way up through London's underworlds of sex for sale to become England's first media superstar. Nothing could stand in the way of her dreams- except her self-destructive desires. Drawing on hundreds of previously undiscovered letters, and told with a novelist's flair, England's Mistress captures the relentless drive, innovative style and burning passion of a true heroine. In a world of tabloid fame and three-minute wonders, Emma's life is truly a tale for our time.

Beloved Emma
Title Beloved Emma PDF eBook
Author Flora Fraser
Publisher A&C Black
Pages 550
Release 2012-03-11
Genre History
ISBN 1408832569

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'Bewitchingly readable, authoritative' The Times 'At last, in Flora Fraser, Lady Hamilton has a biographer able to capture both the woman and her times' Amanda Foreman Born in the eighteenth century, Emma Hamilton was a woman ahead of her time. Her rise to fame and fortune seemed unstoppable – until she began her infamous love affair with Admiral Lord Nelson. Beloved Emma follows Emma Hamilton's journey from Liverpool to London and her life as an artist's assistant, through glittering successes as the wife of Sir William Hamilton in Naples, and that notorious romance with Nelson, to her painful descent from the heights of fame to an early death in Calais. Flora Fraser captures the energy, purpose and sexuality that drove this extraordinary woman through her tumultuous life.

England's Mistress
Title England's Mistress PDF eBook
Author Kate Williams
Pages 599
Release 2009
Genre Ambassadors' spouses
ISBN 9781408430774

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The story of Emma Hamilton's rise, from prostitute to consort of the most famous man in England, has a contemporary ring of the self-made celebrity. Emma Hamilton was only twelve-years-old when she set off for London, initially as a domestic servant, before finding work as an actress's maid at Drury Lane. Within a short space of time, this indomitable young woman became the mistress of a leading aristocrat, the wife of another, the Lady Ambassadress to Naples, and the notorious lover of the most sought-after man in England, Horatio Nelson. In the days before photography, television and tabloid newspapers, Emma Hamilton would make astute use of art to promote an image of herself as an icon of fashion and beauty. The artist George Romney helped make her famous, producing hundreds of canvases devoted to the woman who was his perfect muse. However, it was her association with Nelson that brought Emma the kind of stardom we associate today with Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe. When she first met him -- the conquering hero of the Battle of the Nile -- he was a small man with only one arm, one eye and his front teeth missing. But he was to be the consuming passion of her life. "From the Hardcover edition."

Too Great A Lady
Title Too Great A Lady PDF eBook
Author Amanda Elyot
Publisher Penguin
Pages 432
Release 2007-02-06
Genre Fiction
ISBN 110109821X

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Emma Hamilton is renowned as the real-life heroine of the greatest love story in British history, as legendary for her beauty as for her passionate love affair with Britain’s greatest hero, Lord Horatio Nelson. Amanda Elyot breathes new life into this remarkable woman, in what might have been Emma’s very own words. The impoverished daughter of an illiterate country farrier, young Emily Lyon sold coal by the roadside to help put food on the family’s table. By the time she was 15, she had made her way from London nursemaid to vivacious courtesan, and continued a meteoric rise through society, rung by slippery rung, to become the most talked-about woman in all of Europe, mistress of many tongues, a key envoy in Britain’s and Italy’s war against the French, and confidante to a queen. This novel, inspired by her remarkable life, recounts Emma’s many extraordinary adventures, the earth-shattering passion she eventually found with Lord Nelson, and how they braved the censure of king and country, risking all in the name of true love. “A thoughtful retelling of the life of a common-born beauty and her infamous love affair with Admiral Lord Nelson.”—Susan Holloway, author of Duchess “An energetic portrait of a unique historical figure.”—Publishers Weekly

Memoirs of Emma Lady Hamilton with Anecdotes of Her Friends and Contemporaries
Title Memoirs of Emma Lady Hamilton with Anecdotes of Her Friends and Contemporaries PDF eBook
Author Lady Emma Hamilton
Pages 352
Release 1891
Genre Mistresses

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Emma, Lady Hamilton
Title Emma, Lady Hamilton PDF eBook
Author Mollie Hardwick
Publisher Sapere Books
Pages 0
Release 2022-08-22
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9781800555891

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An engrossing biography of Emma, Lady Hamilton, and her great love affair with Lord Nelson. Perfect for readers of Flora Fraser, Norah Lofts and Kate Williams. Emma Hamilton was one of the most celebrated women of the Georgian age. Yet her love affair with England's great naval hero, Horatio Nelson, scandalised a nation. But what was Emma really like? Who was the woman behind the myth, the legends, the gossip of so many of her contemporaries and her later detractors? In this outstanding biography Mollie Hardwick presents for the first time the full story of Emma with compassion and insight. She emerges as an amazing and remarkable person. From humble origins she rose to become one of the beauties of her age, a talented singer, a natural actress, the friend of aristocrats and politicians, the wife of a distinguished diplomat, the theme of poets and painters. She captivated almost everyone she encountered, yet her previous relationships paled in comparison with her passion for Lord Nelson, and his for her. Though both were married, they secretly carried on an affair that lasted until the day of Nelson's death, from which Emma never truly recovered. After his death she struggled for financial recognition and ultimately died in poverty, alone but for her daughter Horatia. Many of the letters quoted here have never been reproduced before and contribute valuable new evidence. Mollie Hardwick has travelled across Europe in the steps of her heroine and Emma is shown to the reader in a completely new light. Emma, Lady Hamilton reveals the woman behind the misrepresentation and reveals what drove this extraordinary woman through her tumultuous life. 'One of the best, well-researched books on Emma' - Emma Hamilton Society 'thoroughly recommended' - Oliver Warner

The Life and Letters of Emma Hamilton
Title The Life and Letters of Emma Hamilton PDF eBook
Author Hugh Tours
Publisher Frontline Books
Pages 233
Release 2020-03-30
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 152677044X

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“Reads like a romantic novel, could have been written by someone of the caliber of Jean Plaidy . . . Absolutely fascinating and full of revelations.” —Books Monthly Born in 1765 in Neston, Cheshire, Amy Lyon took the stagecoach to London, beginning her remarkable journey to international fame. Soon to be known as “Emma,” she worked for various actresses at Drury Lane Theatre before becoming a dancer, a model and, later, a hostess. Her beauty brought her to the attention of Charles Grenville, the second son of the Earl of Warwick, who took her as his mistress, and she became the model for the painter George Romney. These paintings thrust Emma into the social spotlight and she soon became London’s top celebrity. When Grenville needed to find a rich wife, Emma was passed onto Sir William Hamilton, British Envoy to Naples. The couple fell in love and were married in September 1791. When in Naples, Lady Hamilton, as she now was, became a close friend of Queen Maria Carolina, sister of Marie Antoinette. It was also in Naples that she met Admiral Nelson—and the great love affair began. Much has been written about this later period of her life, but with Hugh Tours making full use of the letters Emma wrote as well as those she received throughout her life, the fascinating story of her early years is also revealed. This is history as moving as a great tragic novel; most moving of all, being the return, after Trafalgar, of Emma’s last letter to Nelson, unopened.