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England's Mistress - The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton

Kate Williams

Emma Hamilton was England's first superstar. She fought her way out of dire poverty to become a fashion icon, an Ambassador's wife, a confidante of both Queen Marie Antoinette and the Queen of Naples, and the mistress of Lord Nelson, England's greatest military hero. Drawing on hundreds of previously undiscovered letters, England's Mistress follows Emma's dramatic journey from the slums of Northern England to the Royal Court of Naples, and from the brothels of St. James's to the tragedy and glory of the Napoleonic wars. Muse and mother, wife and mistress, celebrity and villain, victim and survivor: Emma Hamilton was one of the most remarkable women in British history. Emma set out to make herself a star - and she succeeded beyond even her wildest dreams. By her early twenties, she was the most painted woman of her day. Her 'Attitudes', classical postures in diaphanous outfits, thrilled aristocrats and intellectuals while her innovations in fashion and dress changed the way women looked for ever. Shrewdly manipulating the media's fascination with her, Emma made herself into the most famous woman in England, desired by every man she met, adored by thousands, and, for a time, very rich. Yet, she was willing to throw it all away for the man she loved. Extensively researched but told with a novelist's flair, this is the story of one woman's fight to live on her own terms. England's Mistress captures the relentless drive, innovative style and burning passion of a true heroine.

Emma Hamilton was England's first superstar. She fought her way out of dire poverty to become a fashion icon, an Ambassador's wife, a confidante of both Queen Marie Antoinette and the Queen of Naples, and the mistress of Lord Nelson, England's greatest military hero. Drawing on hundreds of previously undiscovered letters, England's Mistress follows Emma's dramatic journey from the slums of Northern England to the Royal Court of Naples, and from the brothels of St. James's to the tragedy and glory of the Napoleonic wars. Muse and mother, wife and mistress, celebrity and villain, victim and survivor: Emma Hamilton was one of the most remarkable women in British history. Emma set out to make herself a star - and she succeeded beyond even her wildest dreams. By her early twenties, she was the most painted woman of her day. Her 'Attitudes', classical postures in diaphanous outfits, thrilled aristocrats and intellectuals while her innovations in fashion and dress changed the way women looked for ever. Shrewdly manipulating the media's fascination with her, Emma made herself into the most famous woman in England, desired by every man she met, adored by thousands, and, for a time, very rich. Yet, she was willing to throw it all away for the man she loved. Extensively researched but told with a novelist's flair, this is the story of one woman's fight to live on her own terms. England's Mistress captures the relentless drive, innovative style and burning passion of a true heroine.
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Emma Hamilton was England's first superstar. She fought her way out of dire poverty to become a fashion icon, an Ambassador's wife, a confidante of both Queen Marie Antoinette and the Queen of Naples, and the mistress of Lord Nelson, England's greatest military hero. Drawing on hundreds of previously undiscovered letters, England's Mistress follows Emma's dramatic journey from the slums of Northern England to the Royal Court of Naples, and from the brothels of St. James's to the tragedy and glory of the Napoleonic wars. Muse and mother, wife and mistress, celebrity and villain, victim and survivor: Emma Hamilton was one of the most remarkable women in British history. Emma set out to make herself a star - and she succeeded beyond even her wildest dreams. By her early twenties, she was the most painted woman of her day. Her 'Attitudes', classical postures in diaphanous outfits, thrilled aristocrats and intellectuals while her innovations in fashion and dress changed the way women looked for ever. Shrewdly manipulating the media's fascination with her, Emma made herself into the most famous woman in England, desired by every man she met, adored by thousands, and, for a time, very rich. Yet, she was willing to throw it all away for the man she loved. Extensively researched but told with a novelist's flair, this is the story of one woman's fight to live on her own terms. England's Mistress captures the relentless drive, innovative style and burning passion of a true heroine.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Josephine Bailey

Length:

14h 57m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:39


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

17:30


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

11:30


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

13:10


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

08:13


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

13:31


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

13:47


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

13:10


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

19:09


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

20:35


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

16:23


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

20:55


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

15:28


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

14:45


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

20:53


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

30:12


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

20:15


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

14:14


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

11:31


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

10:22


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

19:50


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

19:02


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

21:22


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

13:30


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

21:16


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

14:57


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

10:52


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

19:41


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

21:32


Part 3, Chapter 29
Part 3, Chapter 29

11:37


Part 3, Chapter 30
Part 3, Chapter 30

13:53


Part 3, Chapter 31
Part 3, Chapter 31

12:52


Part 3, Chapter 32
Part 3, Chapter 32

28:10


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

15:24


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

18:40


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

13:12


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

23:43


Part 4, Chapter 37
Part 4, Chapter 37

17:24


Part 4, Chapter 38
Part 4, Chapter 38

09:02


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

11:50


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

11:19


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

15:39


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

25:19


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

11:54


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

17:10


Part 4, Chapter 45
Part 4, Chapter 45

09:38


Part 4, Chapter 46
Part 4, Chapter 46

16:22


Part 4, Chapter 47
Part 4, Chapter 47

08:08


Part 4, Chapter 48
Part 4, Chapter 48

16:07


Part 5, Chapter 49
Part 5, Chapter 49

19:36


Part 5, Chapter 50
Part 5, Chapter 50

16:47


Part 5, Chapter 51
Part 5, Chapter 51

13:36


Part 5, Chapter 52
Part 5, Chapter 52

07:16


Part 5, Chapter 53
Part 5, Chapter 53

14:03


Part 5, Chapter 54
Part 5, Chapter 54

14:02


Part 5, Chapter 55
Part 5, Chapter 55

05:46


Part 5, Chapter 56
Part 5, Chapter 56

11:35


Part 5, Chapter 57
Part 5, Chapter 57

15:53