About Us

Lily Style: Chairman  

Lily has been Chairman of the Society since founding it in 2016. She is Emma’s 4th great-granddaughter and an enthusiastic genealogical historian. She is also responsible for the website. Her passion for Emma was inspired by her older brother, David Bullock (who she’d not known existed) unexpectedly tracing his birth family in 2015.

Ana Bullock: Secretary 

Originally from the former great seafaring nation of Portugal, it now seems like destiny that Ana should have met David by the sea in Cornwall one New Year’s Eve. And although currently living in Bath, Ana dreams of one day living by the coast. Ana has worked at several Universities supporting doctoral training initiatives and hopes to help the EHS in its core aims of ensuring Emma is recognised for her many great achievements.

Who We Are

David Bullock: Vice Chairman  

Growing up in a loving family, David always knew he was adopted, but it wasn’t until 2015 that he finally decided to trace his birth family. Doing so led him to discover not only many living relatives but also to learn that he is the 4xgreat grandson of Horatio Nelson and Emma Hamilton. An artist and web designer, David is pleased to join his sister Lily, other family members and friends on the board of the EHS and to help dispel some of the myths still surrounding Emma.

Genevieve St George: Events Secretary 

Genevieve has had a life long passion for naval history and knew early in life that behind every good Sailor at sea was a Mother, Wife and children, possibly all three. Emma Hamilton was a good, capable, educated woman and at times vital to The Royal Navy but like women in general she has been ignored.  At last there is EHS, which formed in April 2016, to tell the truer story.   On January 15th 2017, 202 years to the day that Emma died in poverty in Calais, at last Emma was publicly toasted and recognised for the vital role she had played in The Battle of The Nile and The Siege of Malta and in England’s History.

Dr Sean Heuvel: Secretary (North American Branch) 

Sean is a faculty member at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia (US) and specializes in naval and military history.

Dr Geoff Wright: Historian

 

Geoff was born and brought up in the parish of Emma's birth.  He was the first historian to trace Emma’s detailed lineage.

Stephen Howarth: Naval History Consultant

Stephen has been a full-time independent author of history all his working life and currently has 15 major books and more than 25 minor ones to his credit. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of the Royal Geographical Society, and has an MA with Distinction in creative writing. In 2003 he was appointed an honorary Commander Royal Naval Reserves by HM the Queen.

Dr Jesse Hellman: Literary Consultant

Jesse is a psychiatrist in Baltimore, Maryland who is interested in how Emma's story has influenced the creation of great literature, particularly Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, as well as films such as The Divine Lady.

Matt Gibson: Historical Consultant

Matt first became interested in historical and genealogical research while helping his partner (Lily) investigate her family history – which includes Emma Hamilton, Nelson and many other fascinating characters.  He loves piecing together stories from the wealth of material available online.

Christopher Sorenson: Historical Consultant (North American Branch)

Biography coming soon!

Bari Watts: Historical Consultant

Bari has had a life long interest in Emma and Nelson – and has gained encyclopedic knowledge of  the couple as a result.  He is also a keen genealogical researcher.

Dennis Brickles: NE England Correspondent 

Dennis worked for 34 years as a teacher in Liverpool, in Settle and then Harrogate.  Whilst working in Settle he was co-author of a play about the building of the Settle-Carlisle Railway. Years later he went back to that material to write his first novel, called “Batty Green”.

That was followed by “Beauty and Glory”, a novel linking Emma’s story to that of William Beckford, a wealthy eccentric of that time. Dennis lives and works in Harrogate.

Ray Mayhew: Honorary Life Vice President

 

Ray is Emma’s 3rd great-granddaughter. Complete biography coming soon!

Anna Tribe: Honorary Life vice President

Anna is Emma’s 3rd great-granddaughter. Until 2013 she used to give talks about Emma and Nelson throughout the country and internationally. She was an enthusiastic presenter of the story behind the public image of both characters.

Mary Arthur: Honorary Life Vice President

Mary is Emma’s 4th great-granddaughter.  She is a retired teacher and homeopath and is quite happy to follow on in her mother, Anna's footsteps in presenting the Emma/Nelson story.