There are few figures in British history more famous and more influential than Vice-Admiral Horatio, Lord Nelson, KB. This book offers a comprehensive overview by the world's leading Nelson scholars of all aspects of the Nelson story. It has become the standard reference work for 'The Nelson Legend' and is ideal for anyone who wants to find out more about this remarkable character and the ways in which he has been portrayed, both during his lifetime and after his death. The book is a treasure trove of fascinating information - from Hitler's plan to move Nelson's column to Berlin, to the naming of over fifty streets after Nelson and his battles in the Greater London area alone. Complemented by a gazetteer and chronology, together with over one hundred illustrations and eight pages of colour plates, The Nelson Companion is a guide to a fascinating subject.