Nelson's Lost Jewel

Nelson's Lost Jewel

The Extraordinary Story of the Lost Diamond Chelengk

Hardback288pp Illustrated233x155mm

9780750968300     Product Code: 508705

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After the Battle of the Nile in 1798, Sultan Selim III presented Horatio Nelson with a chelengk – a diamond-studded turban ornament, its central star rotated by clockwork. Worn in the admiral's hat, it became his emblem. This book tells the story of its creation, and how it passed down through the family to be exhibited at the Royal Maritime Museum in Greenwich, where it was stolen in a 1951 burglary and never seen again.

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