War at Sea

War at Sea

The Goldfish Club

The Goldfish Club

In the Shadow of Nelson

Denis Orde

The Life of Admiral Lord Collingwood
Remarkably, this major naval figure has been the subject of very little authoritative biography in the past two hundred years. Thanks to the research and literacy skills of Denis Orde, this omission is redressed in fine style by In the Shadow of Nelson.
Regular Price £16.99 Special Price £13.99
Availability: In stock
Vice Admiral Cuthbert (Cuddy) Collingwood may have been 10 years older than Horatio Nelson but he was Nelson's close friend from the outset. They served together for over 30 years and only at Trafalgar, was Nelson his superior officer. The relationship is all the stranger as their temperaments greatly differed. Collingwood was reserved, austere and shy but utterly competent which was why Nelson's meteoric career was so closely linked to his. Collingwood's reputation was made in battles such as The Glorious First of June (1794) and Cape St Vincent (1797). Collingwood's career survived reverses; he was court-martialled in 1777 by a commander for whom he had no respect. He was acquitted. Collingwood in The Royal Sovereign led the lee column at Trafalgar. After assuming command of the Fleet on Nelson's death he was the author of the famous Trafalgar Despatch that announced the victory and death of Nelson to the Nation. He became Commander in Chief Mediterranean Fleet but was never to return home. He died at sea in 1810. He is buried beside Nelson in St Paul's Cathedral.

ISBN: 9781526761125
Format: Paperback
Author(s): Denis Orde
First Publishment Date: 04 July 2019
More Information
Coming Soon No
Author(s) Denis Orde
Customer Reviews
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:In the Shadow of Nelson