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Published by Heron Books in [London] .
Written in English



  • Naples (Italy),
  • Italy,
  • Naples,
  • Great Britain


  • Hamilton, Emma, Lady, 1761?-1815.,
  • Nelson, Horatio Nelson, Viscount, 1758-1805 -- Relations with women.,
  • Hamilton, William, Sir, 1730-1803 -- Marriage.,
  • British -- Italy -- Naples -- History -- 18th century.,
  • Ambassadors" spouses -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Mistresses -- Great Britain -- Biography.,
  • Naples (Italy) -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesWomen who made history
LC ClassificationsDA483.H3 B5
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 194 p.
Number of Pages194
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4776062M
LC Control Number75455414

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