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One of today's most innovative historians of sex and gender gives an insight into the life of an enduringly romantic figure and presents a new understanding of Emma's life with Sir William Hamilton and their extraordinary liaison with Horatio Nelson. There was to be no happy ending. After his death at Trafalgar, society exacted its revenge upon Emma's outrageous unconventionality and this combined with her own self-destructive impulses, lead to the tragic exile and decline of one of history's most alluring women.

Synopsis:

Emma Hamilton (1765-1815) epitomized the classic tale of an eighteenth century woman's rise from poverty to fame and riches using nothing but beauty and feminine guile. In this book one of today's most innovative historians of sex and gender presents new insights into the life of one of history's most glamorous women. It digs deep into eighteenth-century sexuality to produce a new understanding of Emma's life with Hamilton, their bizarre liaison with Nelson and the genuine love which passed between the three of them.

About the Author

Julie Peakman is a fellow at UCL and a visiting lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. Her Mighty Lewd Books: The Development of Pornography in Eighteenth Century England, Lascivious Bodies and A Sexual History of the Eighteenth Century were critically acclaimed as intelligent surveys of historical morality.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781904341987
Publisher:
Haus Publishing
Subject:
Women
Author:
Peakman, Julie
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Haus Publishing - Life & Times
Publication Date:
20050501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
195
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Europe » Ireland » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Ireland

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"Synopsis" by , Emma Hamilton (1765-1815) epitomized the classic tale of an eighteenth century woman's rise from poverty to fame and riches using nothing but beauty and feminine guile. In this book one of today's most innovative historians of sex and gender presents new insights into the life of one of history's most glamorous women. It digs deep into eighteenth-century sexuality to produce a new understanding of Emma's life with Hamilton, their bizarre liaison with Nelson and the genuine love which passed between the three of them.
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