Secret of who killed Nelson exposed in lost Dumas novel

A classic find for history and literature buffs.

[quote]Secret of who killed Nelson exposed in lost Dumas novel
Hugh Schofield, AFP, March 23, 2005

PARIS – The mystery of who killed Admiral Nelson is to be explained in a previously unknown novel by Alexandre Dumas, author of The Three Musketeers, discovered by a French researcher and going on sale in June, the book’s publisher said on Tuesday.

Le Chevalier de Sainte-Hermine (The knight of Saint-Hermine) is a classic Dumas adventure story about the start of the Napoleonic empire and includes a swashbuckling account of the battle of Trafalgar, according to Jean-Pierre Sicre of Phebus press.

“The description of Trafalgar is indescribably brilliant. And in it we learn that it is the hero of the book - the chevalier himself - who shoots Nelson,” he said.

The British naval commander, Horatio Nelson, led the English fleet in its victory over the French and Spanish off the cape of Gibraltar in 1805, but died on board his flagship when he was hit by a bullet from an unknown French sniper. i[/i]
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