Events for Thursday 15th October 2020
On This Day in History
Napoleon begins exile on Saint Helena15th October 1815
Napoleon was imprisoned and then exiled by the British to the island of Saint Helena from 15 October 1815. Before Napoleon moved to Longwood House in November 1815, he lived in a pavilion on the estate "The Briars" belonging to William Balcombe, and became friendly with the family, especially the younger daughter Lucia Elizabeth (Betsy), who later wrote "Recollections of the Emperor Napoleon".
Further ReadingNapoleon and Doctor Verling on St Helena
(Hardback - 208 pages)
by J. David Markham
Many books have been written about St Helena and its most famous resident, the exiled Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The episode has been so intensively researched that it is rare for a fresh, unpublished account to come to light. Yet Dr James Verling's St Helena journal is just such a source.… Read more...Only £19.99 at Pen & Sword Books.