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Nelson's Mediterranean Command Pride Preferment Prize Money Denis Orde
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NELSON'S
Mediterranean Command
Concerning Pride, Preferment and Prize Money

by Denis Orde

1997 First published by The Pentland Press Ltd., Durham, U.K.

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A navy cloth bound book with gilt lettering to the spine in NEAR FINE condition in an unclipped NEAR FINE condition in a protective sleeve.

ISBN 1858214939

Cover blurb

As the eighteenth century drew to a close, a number of eminent sailors vied for the prestigious Mediterranean Command - Vice-Admiral Sir John Orde, Lord St. Vincent, Commander-in-Chief of the Mediterranean Fleet, and Nelson himself.

Rivalry aplenty, and the conflict between Orde and St. Vincent was personal, not least over the appointment in 1798 of Nelson to command a Mediterranean squadron to follow Napoleon's fleet - a position which placed him above more senior officers such as Orde.

In Nelson's Mediterranean Command, this personal enmity amid the Anglo-French sea war between 1793 and 1805 comes vividly to life. Exact and informative, and redolent with the spectacle and excitement of naval warfare, this extensive biography covers an important subject from an original angle with styic, iilt-ctligence and authority.

The author

Denis Orde served as an Army Officer during National Service and then in the Territorial Army, acquiring a knowledge artillery warfare. He read Law at Oxford University and was called to the Bar by the inner Temple in 1956. Twenty-three years of practice as a were followed by his appointment as a Crown Court Judge. He sits mainly in the North East, where he is Presiding Judge of a Crown Court and Chairman of the Regional Criminal Justice Liaison Committee, but also sits on the bench in London. He lives with his wife and family in a Georgian country house in his native Northumberland, and also in Oxford.

Contents

  List of illustrations
  Preface
  Acknowledgements
Chapter 1.
  A Duel is Challenged
Chapter 2.
  Jervis given Command
Chapter 3.
  Of Jervis and Nelson
Chapter 4.
  1797
Chapter 5.
  Mutiny
Chapter 6.
  John Orde
Chapter 7.
  American War of Independence
Chapter 8.
  Dominica
Chapter 9.
  Into the Mediterranean 1797-8
Chapter 10.
  The Conflict Develops
Chapter 11.
  Napoleon's Plans for the Invasion of Britain 1804-5
Chapter 12.
  Spain and Sir John Orde enter the War

Chapter 13.

  Villeneuve refuses to put to put to sea but then sails for the West Indies past Sir John Orde
Chapter 14.
  Nelson in Pursuit
Chapter 15.
  Orde at nelson's Funeral
Chapter 16.
  The Aftermath
  Bibliography
  Index

List of illustrations

Admiral Richard Howe
John Jervis, 1st Earl of St Vincent
Sir John Orde, Bart
Destruction of American Shipping at Penobscot Bay
George John Spencer, 2nd Earl
The Inshore Squadron blockading Cadiz, July 1797
Sir William Parker, Bart
Sir Roger Curtis, Bart
The Right Honourable Sir William Scott
Lord Nelson at prayer before Trafalgar
Nelson's Interment at St Paul's Cathedral
Cuthbert, Baron Collingwood

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