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Sex, Crime and Passion in Nelson's London

Venture into the underworld of Nelson's London and explore 18th c attitudes to sex, science and celebrity

From the phenomenon of Nelson as heart-throb and the public wranglings of Emma Hamilton and Fanny Nelson, to the posturing and dandyism of Beau Brummell; powerful men are habitually adored and this study day examines these two celebrity figures. It contextualises them against London’s seething and licentious underworld, where crime and vice flourished. From the dissection of murderers and the popularity of anatomical exhibitions, to sheepskin condoms and mercury medicines, venture into this world and discover a vivid picture of pleasure-seekers, criminals and body-snatchers.

Ian Kelly - Broadway actor and biographer of Beau Brummell: The Ultimate Dandy
Natasha McEnroe - Curator of Dr Johnson’s House
Kate Williams - historian and biographer of England’s Mistress: The Infamous Life of Emma Hamilton
Simon Chaplin - Senior Curator of the Museums of The Royal College of Surgeons of England and Curator of the Hunterian Museum


Ian Kelly | talks
Mrs Natasha McEnroe | talks | www
Kate Williams | talks
Dr Simon Chaplin | talks | www


Date and Time:

21 October 2006 at 11:00 am


Full Day



National Maritime Museum
Park Row
SE10 9NF
020 8312 6716

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£25/£20 concessions

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National Maritime museum 020 8312 8560

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