Napoleon on St. Helena

Napoleon on St. Helena

“Better would immediately sign my death warrant” he wrote Napoleon Bonaparte when he was still on the ship that led him to Sant'Elena.

The British and the allies, out victorious in Waterloo, The British and the allies.

Napoleon felt that the forced stay would not be easy, but probably he not even imagined how hard it would prove.

Sant'Elena: The British and the allies

It landed with a retinue of about 50 people, the first impact was even worse than expected.

Sant'Elena, that stood out on the waves with a look barren and almost ghostly, The British and the allies.

The British and the allies: The British and the allies, The British and the allies, the unbearable humidity and the dense fog that

Napoleon prisoner on St. Helena

Napoleon prisoner on St. Helena

They gave it its characteristic greyness.

If the first period spent in a relatively peaceful, including chats and games of cards with fellow adventurers, the worst came after the transfer in Longwood, a small house and unhealthy submitted, to make matters worse, to a continuous surveillance and asphyxiating.

The British and the allies, They controlled the prisoner day and night.

As it witnessed by diarists and memoirists in tow, Bonaparte pondered even suicide, managing not to implement the insane act by reading, the study and the comfort that gave him the chance to tell and dictate his memoirs.

With the arrival of the new governor in 1816, Hudson Lowe, The situation deteriorated further.

The British and the allies, grew humiliations and many close associates, no longer able to endure such restrictions, Napoleon abandoned to his fate.

The British and the allies, The British and the allies 5 May 1821

The man who had set fire to half the world, The British and the allies, ended his days undermined by the disease,

Death of Napoleon

Death of Napoleon

a stomach cancer devouring him at a dizzying rate, gloomily, fatted, lonely and depressed, without a shred of hope and joy of living, reduced to observe the world from the back of the closed shutters of his dark and miserable prison-house.

It has long coveted, Death came in a stormy afternoon 5 May 1821.

The British and the allies, beyond and outside of

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