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Sir William Hamilton.<br />
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Most men would probably not describe the man engaged in a long term affair with their wife as a 'noble and brave friend'.<br />
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But normal rules don't apply when the man doing the dirty was British maritime hero Admiral Lord Nelson.<br />
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In an extraordinary letter which has emerged over 200 years on, Sir William Hamilton, the husband of Nelson's mistress Lady Emma Hamilton, wrote how he had the utmost 'respect' for the man who was in a long-term affair with his wife.<br />
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The letter has now emerged for sale at auction.