Love letters between Admiral Lord Nelson and his Lady Emma Hamilton have emerged for sale.

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A cache of secretive letters from Admiral Lord Nelson to his mistress Lady Emma Hamilton about their love child has sold for £90,000.<br />
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Their correspondence reveals how they obscured the truth about their secret daughter Horatia.<br />
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Lord Nelson's love for his mistress shines through all of the letters with promises to marry her and teasing her about the mother of Horatia being the 'most beautiful woman of the age'.<br />
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Throughout the letters the naval hero constantly talks about or refers to his daughter.<br />
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To protect her from scrutiny and further scandal the lovers concocted a tale that Horatia was actually the daughter of a man under Nelson's command called Thompson.