Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Viscount Horatio Nelson

Would two-faced heroes survive tabloid press?..

Enacting Lord Nelson Posted by Hello

If already in place 200 years ago, would the tabloid press crucify Vice-Admiral Nelson in its front pages? Would some paparazzi be sent hastily to Naples to uncover the "true story" of the forbidden love between the gallant mariner and HM's Ambassador's wife? Would there be heartfelt "confessions" from stunned servants of Emma, Lady Hamilton? End of a career? Trafalgars no longer possible?

The end of privacy for public figures surely comes at a price...

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