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England's Mistress: The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton
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England's Mistress: The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton (Paperback)

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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.

Kate Williams is an author, social historian and broadcaster. She fell in love with history whilst studying for her BA and DPhil at the University of Oxford and has MAs from Queen Mary and Royal Holloway. She is a Professor of History and appears regularly on television - she recently presented The Stuarts, is the in-house historian and royal expert for CNN, and has appeared on programmes from The Great British Bake Off to election coverage and comedy panel shows. She has written five historical biographies and a series of historical novels, and loves nothing more than a spending her time in dusty archives.

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Customer Reviews

A very good and readable biography of Emma Hamilton: from the slums of the industrial revolution to the stardom in the Kingdom of Naples and the menage a trois between Admiral Nelson, Sir William Hamilton and herself. Kate Williams tells us a vivid portrait of Emma comeuppance: prostitute, courtesan, wife of Sir William Hamilton, mistress of Nelson, then imprisoned for debts. The book is rich with a lot of details of the XVIII century life: kings, queens, lords, courtesans, funny quaks like James Graham and his Celestial Bed. Recommended. Guido Sala, Milan - Italy

- 29/11/2011
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