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Viscount Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), known as 'The Hero' during his own lifetime, was both an inspiring commander and an innovative tactician, becoming a rear admiral after defeating the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Cape St Vincent. He was also responsible for the great victories of the Nile (1798) and Copenhagen (1801). Revered by his officers and men, he was renowned for both his arrogance and his scandalous love affair with the beautiful Emma Hamilton. Nelson was tragically killed by a musket shot from the mizzen top of a French ship during the Battle of Trafalgar on 21st October 1805, after affecting the greatest naval victory in the history of the royal Navy. The exciting story of Lord Nelson's life is told through his personal letters and journals, providing the listener with a thrilling account of the audacious exploits of England's greatest hero. In this production, Lord Nelson is played by Charles Dance.