Emma Hamilton came to be recognized as the most beautiful woman of her age and has become immortal in history for her romantic involvement with Nelson, England's greatest hero. As well as beauty, she had great gifts: she was a singer of professional ability, a natural linguist and actress, and a shrewd behind-the-scenes politician. She captivated almost everyone with her warm-hearted, extroverted charm. Yet she aroused bitter jealousy and has been persistently branded with the stigma of loose morals - largely due to misunderstandings about some circumstances of her early life.
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