The Naples Dispatches of Sir William Hamilton
IB Tauris 2008
9781845116118   Product Code: 21353
Collector, connoisseur, amateur scientist and archaeologist, Sir William Hamilton was the quintessential Enlightenment man. As George III's ambassador to the Kingdom of Naples, he witnessed some of the most crucial events of the Napoleonic Wars, including Nelson's controversial actions. This complete collection of Hamilton's correspondence with the English court between 1797 and 1799, published here with an informative introduction and notes, provides a vivid, day-by-day account of events that would shape the destinies of Britain, Italy, France and Spain.