Author and Historian

L'amiral Nelson

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Ten years after the publication of The Pursuit of Victory: the Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson ( Allen Lane, Penguin,) it has been translated into French. The title of the translation is L’Amiral Nelson, it runs to 798 pages, and is published by Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, a group of university presses, centred on Lille. The translator is Daniel Verheyde.

The translation was an unusual project, for Nelson hardly features in French historiography. Robert Southey’s Life of Nelson, published in 1813, was translated in the 1820s, but there have been none, so far as is known, since then.

Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horation Nelson

L'amiral Nelson septentrion

Roger Knight - Historian and award-winning author

Roger Knight’s career as a museum curator and historian has spanned more than forty years, comprising curatorial and research roles at the National Maritime Museum and subsequently at the Greenwich Maritime Institute, University of Greenwich. Since late 2014 he has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London.


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