“Horatia Nelson Ward has a terrible secret. She is the illegitimate daughter of British hero Admiral Lord Nelson, while her mother is the despised Lady Hamilton. And if she claims her heritage to redeem herself, she’ll ruin her children. Her silence is tearing her apart. Concerned loved ones coax her to disclose. But a sixty-year-old promise of silence seems impossible to break.”Lily Style “Horatia’s Secret”
Welcome to Tea. Toast. and Trivia.
Thank you for listening in.
I am your host, Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.
I am excited that Lily Style, writer, historian, and genealogist, and I are connecting the village of South Brent in Devon, Britain and Vancouver, Canada to discuss the remarkable life and legacy of Emma Hamilton, the great love of Admiral Lord Nelson.
Lily is the direct descendant of Admiral Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton. She explores the past to piece together the real human stories lying behind dry facts. She writes regularly for Nelson-related publications. Horatia’s Secret is her first historical novel.
I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia.
Listeners, thank you for joining Lily and me on Tea Toast & Trivia.
And a special thank you, Lily for sharing your insights, your dedication to discovering the stories that have been hidden in the folds of history. It has been a privilege to connect with you and I look forward to reading Horatia’s Secret.