His handwriting is softer and less striving than his writing as a young naval officer. It seems to me that by 1800, he had 'found himself'.
The warm stroke, the 'Flowing' movement, and the simple, rounded forms of the writing show a lot of 'feminine' characteristics. For a military man, he had incredible 'soft skills' in terms of his leadership abilities. He was open to ideas, he listened to people, and became very much a 'people person'. The size of his writing and positioning of his writing on the page shows him one that enjoyed the limelight.
It was a pleasure to present my analysis of his handwriting to the British Academy of Graphology this week. 255 years ago on this day, Horatio Nelson was born. Happy birthday, Horatio.