The Annual John Warsop Memorial Lecture

in the Princess Royal Gallery
Rediscovering Nelson : New research, new insights, new narratives
by Colin White

Director of Trafalgar 200, NMM and Deputy Director, RNM

As the bicentenary of Trafalgar approaches in 2005, Nelson seems to be constantly in the news. Discoveries of unpublished letters and other fascinating material among his papers are challenging the traditional stories about his battles and relationships.

Colin White has been in the centre of all this new research and his new book, The Nelson Encyclopaedia, published by Chatham Publishing in association with the Royal Naval Museum, is already being hailed as a mould-breaking study of Britain's greatest hero.

"This multi-layered book brings the great man alive for a new generation." - Lloyds List

"I really couldn't put this book down. Highly recommended." - The Nelson Dispatch

To launch the book, Colin White will give a special lecture, illustrated with slides of material from the Royal Naval Museum's splendid Nelson collection. He will share some of his new insights and show how these are affecting the way Nelson is presented today.

The lecture will be followed by tea and a book-signing.


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