The mystery of Lord Nelson’s lost treasures.
For nearly two centuries, a red morocco despatch box lay forgotten in a castle attic. When Martyn Downer opened the box and broke its spell, he uncovered a cache of fascinating and intimate letters relating to the life of Britain’s greatest naval hero, Horatio Nelson. As Downer explored the castle, he went on to find a treasure trove of never before seen objects, including Nelson’s swords, medals, porcelain, guns and even the purse he was carrying on the day he was shot at Trafalgar in 1805, still containing its gold coins. 537 pages PB