124 pages 22x28cm
Text by Michel Dancoisne-Martineau
shipped froms Saint Helena
The importance Napoleon gave to the island of St Helena during his years in power as First Consul Bonaparte and then as Emperor Napoleon is the unfamiliar history we discover in this first volume “Napoleon and St Helena, 1800- October 15th, 1815”. We become acquainted with St Helena’s importance during the Dutch occupation of the Cape Province and its strategic significance for the English East India Company. We learn about the details of the visits of the Governor-general of the East Indies and his brother, the Duke of Wellington, and we find out about the first call to St Helena of Admiral Cockburn in 1805 and the full account of his return to the island in 1815 with his famous prisoner, Napoleon.