Admiral Collingwood: Nelson's Own Hero (Hardcover) by Adams Max
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.