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Horatio Nelson: Determining the Indeterminate Military Hero

KEITH KEITH

in The Arts of Leadership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244898
eISBN:
9780191697401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter considers the case of Horatio Nelson. It evaluates the utility of the four arts in explaining the success of England's greatest admiral. It notes that Nelson's character, and presumably ... More


Apotheosis

Lucy Riall

in Under the Volcano: Empire and Revolution in a Sicilian Town

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646494
eISBN:
9780191744815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646494.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

Nelson was created Duke of Bronte and received the vast estate in 1799 as a gift from Ferdinand IV, King of the Two Sicilies. It was a standard, if especially ostentatious, form of military reward ... More


Under the Volcano: Empire and Revolution in a Sicilian Town

Lucy Riall

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646494
eISBN:
9780191744815
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646494.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

During the momentous events that shook Italy in 1860 as the nation was unified, there was a murderous riot in the Sicilian town of Bronte, on the slopes of Mount Etna. Thereafter, Bronte became a ... More


Nelson’s Circles: Networking in the Navy during the French Wars

Marianne Czisnik

in Liberty, Property and Popular Politics: England and Scotland, 1688-1815. Essays in Honour of H. T. Dickinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405676
eISBN:
9781474418805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405676.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the means by which Admiral Horatio Nelson established a wide range of contacts throughout his career and the ways in which he used the resulting social networks inhis campaigns ... More


The Arts of Leadership

Keith Grint

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199244898
eISBN:
9780191697401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244898.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Leadership is still much discussed, studied, and sought after, even though we now live in supposedly more democratic times with flatter organizations and empowered employees. But how can we best ... More


Prologue: 1860

Lucy Riall

in Under the Volcano: Empire and Revolution in a Sicilian Town

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646494
eISBN:
9780191744815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646494.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

The prologue describes the murderous revolt that broke out in Bronte in 1860 at the climax of Garibaldi's expedition to Sicily. The revolt provoked a brutal crackdown that was applauded at the time. ... More


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