Nelson and his actions at Naples were hugely controversial even for the time. He broke his word/repudiated treaties and had many people executed even denying one a fair trial. Besides Wellington he is Britain's most famous person from the Napoleonic Wars and his victories at the Nile/Copenhagen and Trafalgar are famous yet is he a War Criminal. He was condemned in Parliament over it at the time. British Historians tend to gloss over this. Did death save his reputation ?