New Documents Show Strange Three-Way Relationship Of Lord Nelson

May 20, 2009

UK (ChattahBox) – Documents describing the accounts of Lord Nelson have given insight into his strange relationship with his mistress, Lady Emma Hamilton, as well as her husband.

The three moved in together in 1801, after it became apparent that Lady Hamilton’s tastes were more costly then one wealthy man could handle. It was an odd arrangement, but one that continued on for years.

According to the accounts, the two men spend what would be equivalent to tens of thousands of dollars a week to pay various expensive treats, such as oysters, for Lady Hamilton, and more in various other gifts and services.

“These accounts provide a valuable insight into life in England just before Trafalgar,” Dr Thomas Venning, one of the experts who examined these documents, was quoted as saying in the UK paper, The Telegraph.

The arrangement ended abruptly after Lord Nelson’s death 1805, which was two years after her husband also died. Lady Hamilton spent the rest of her life poor and unhappy.


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