Author Results for Admiral Sir Sydney Fremantle

Nelson’s First Writing with the Left Hand

By Admiral Sir Sydney Fremantle

On 24th July 1797, Rear Admiral Nelson personally led a disastrous night attack on the harbour at Teneriffe and was wounded in the right arm, which was amputated by the surgeon of HMS Theseus the next morning.  This article considers the provenance of a very short note, containing only two lines of writing, which is believed to be Nelson’s […] Read More

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