Horatio Nelson was an extraordinary letter writer - vivid and frank - and his collection of letters has been compared with those of Pepys, Byron and Keats. Yet, incredibly, the one great edition of these letters, edited by Nicolas and published between 1844 and 1846 has never been reprinted despite its crucial importance to our understanding of Nelson and his times. Chatham Publishing is now reissuing all seven volumes of this work in an accessible paperback format. This new edition of the letters will be welcomed by all Nelson scholars, by maritime historians and by the general public who have in the past been so enthralled by the other great compilations such as Byron's letters or Pepys' diaries. No Nelson collection is complete without them. Volume II covers the years 1795 to 1797, including the continuing war with France and Spain in the Mediterranean, the battle of Cape St Vincent, where Nelson's famous capture of two Spanish ships of the line is recounted in his own words, and the disastrous attack on Tenerife which cost the newly-promoted Rear-Admiral his right arm.