Born in the eighteenth-century, Emma Hamilton was a woman ahead of her time. Her rise to fame and fortune seemed unstoppable - until she began her infamous love affair with Admiral Lord Nelson. Beloved Emma follows Emma Hamilton's journey from Liverpool to London and her life as an artist's assistant, through glittering successes as the wife of Sir William Hamilton in Naples, and that torious romance with Nelson, to her painful descent from the heights of fame to an early death in Calais. Flora Fraser captures the energy, purpose and sexuality that drove this extraordinary woman through her tumultuous life.
Flora Fraser is the author of the bestselling biography of Queen Caroline, The Unruly Queen, as well as Princesses and The Venus of Empire. She lives in London with her husband and three children.