120 pages 22x28cm
Text by Michel Dancoisne-Martineau
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Napoleon spent more time in Longwood House than in any other imperial residence. With the exception of the Tuileries, he only stayed in his palaces when in transit, moving rapidly from his Castle at Compiègne to that at Austerlitz, from Fontainebleau to Schönbrunn Palace. He lived for almost six years on this damp plain, swept by the trade winds, where everything is poor and desolate, branding the setting forever with his name. Napoleon was the cause of the entry into legend of this uneventful rock; the most isolated, the least known, and the least accessible and the best suited for use as prison.
In this volume, we present Longwood House as it stands today with its gardens and a substantial collection of its original furniture that the Emperor used.