From the Author
One of the little tidbits which did not make itinto the pages of Taking Chances, wasthe story of how Lord Nelson's body was returned to England. WARNING: You may or may not want toread this, it's kind of yucky.
Since Lord Nelson was of the peerage and a warhero, upon his death, his body was to lie in state before his full military burial.A neat trick when you are almost 1,100 nautical miles away, your mode oftransportation is powered by the wind, and refrigeration had not yet beeninvented. You will never guess what the crew did. They emptied one of the meatbarrels, put Lord Nelson's body in the barrel, and packed his body in the brinefrom the meat. Other reports say it was brandy, not brine, in which they encased him. Either way, in essence, they pickled him.
When you are finished going "eeeewwww", you haveto admit, it was pretty MacGyver of them.