Napoleon Series Archive 2015

The Return of the Emperor

A curious book, published in St Helena in 1840, relates the events that led to the exhumation of the body of Napoleon Bonaparte and the return of his remains to France.

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/untoldlives/2015/06/the-return-of-the-emperor.html

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George Canning and Waterloo: international politics and personal loss

An interesting insight into conflicting political and personal feelings in the aftermath of the battle can be found in two letters sent by the British politician George Canning (1770-1827) to the Portuguese general Colonel Dom Miguel Pereira Forjaz, 9th Count of Feira (1769-1827).

http://britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/untoldlives/2015/06/the-battle-of-waterloo-was-fought-on-18-june-1815-ending-in-the-total-defeat-of-the-french-forces-led-by-napoleon-bonaparte.html