Saint Helena’s diary

by Michel Dancoisne-Martineau

 

 

Saint Helena, day by day,  200 years ago.

 

Monday 14 August 1820

Monday 14 August 1820

On Monday the 14th 1820, with horse-riding, Napoleon did not give up goat-shooting. One day he sent for a he-goat belonging to him, which the...

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Sunday 13 August 1820

Sunday 13 August 1820

On Sunday 13 August 1820, after a walk through the gardens and mass, Napoleon and the Count de Montholon rode towards the gum tree forest to the...

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Saturday 12 August 1820

Saturday 12 August 1820

On Saturday, August 12, 1820, the surveillance officer reported: “At ½ past seven this morning General Bonaparte and Count Montholon rode into the...

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Friday 11 August 1820

Friday 11 August 1820

On Friday the 11th August 1820, Napoleon “walked in the Gardens with Count Montholon. He had his Boots on and the Horses were in readiness but...

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Thursday 10 August 1820

Thursday 10 August 1820

On Thursday, August 10, 1820, while Napoleon was discovering from distance the southern landscapes of the island where the most remarkable...

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Wednesday 9 August 1820

Wednesday 9 August 1820

On Wednesday, August 9, 1820, Napoleon was apparently delighted by Lowe's initiative to widen his limits and the ordinance officer to report:...

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Tuesday 8 August 1820

Tuesday 8 August 1820

On Tuesday, August 8, 1820, Souvenirs of Mameluck Ali: "Being on duty, the Emperor rang me and asked me for a soup; he was in his bed in the room. I...

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Monday 7 August 1820

Monday 7 August 1820

Monday the 7th August 1820, the Governor agrees « for an extension of the limits on the side of the Island towards Rock Rose Hill, and round the...

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Sunday 6 August 1820

Sunday 6 August 1820

On Sunday, August 6, 1820, Hudson Lowe reported verbatim those of his surveillance officer: “I never saw General Bonaparte walk so quick and firm,...

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Saturday 5 August 1820

Saturday 5 August 1820

In the course of the conversation Count Montholon remarked that The Governor had shown so much courtesy and consideration in all that he had done...

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Friday 4 August 1820

Friday 4 August 1820

On Friday, August 4, 1820, Sir Hudson Lowe, worried by Napoleon's apparent sudden good health, justified in London the July days during which...

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Thursday 3 August 1820

Thursday 3 August 1820

On Thursday, August 3, 1820, the paradox was that the mere fact that Napoleon was doing better aroused the governor's natural suspicion. And this...

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Wednesday 2 August 1820

Wednesday 2 August 1820

On Wednesday, August 2, 1820, as during almost all of the month of August, Napoleon resumed horse exercise, and rode out very frequently with...

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Tuesday 1st August 1820

Tuesday 1st August 1820

On Tuesday 1st August 1820, the Emperor feels better and resumes his habits of early waking-up, and would frequently go and breathe the fresh air...

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Monday 31 July 1820

Monday 31 July 1820

On Monday, July 31, 1820, one of the most moving scenes of the exile took place. It was about Clémence, the daughter of the servant Saint-Denis and...

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Sunday 30 July 1820

Sunday 30 July 1820

On Sunday, July 30, 1820, Napoleon was definitely in better health and to the great pleasure of the Governor, the Orderly Officer could send the...

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Saturday 29 July 1820

Saturday 29 July 1820

Saturday, July 29, 1820 - Report of the doctor who visited Napoleon at 10:30 a.m. "Same condition as the day before. - Liniment. - Bathing. »At...

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Friday 28 July 1820

Friday 28 July 1820

In Longwood: Report of the doctor visiting him at 9:00 a.m. ½ A. M. - The emperor is better. The pain in the joint is completely gone; but the foot...

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