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In a series of 12 volumes "Napoleon and St. Helena, the reef of an empire", Michel Dancoisne-Martineau, director of the French national territories on the island since 1987, describes the ties which bind Napoleon to St. Helena with many before unpublished documentation and illustrations.
The importance Napoleon gave to the island of St. Helena during his years in power as First Consul and then as Emperor of the French is the unexplored 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 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.
Exceptionally, 100 copies of Michel Dancoisne-Martineau's last book "Napoleon and St. Helena" Volume 1, from a forthcoming series of 12 volumes "Napoleon at St. Helena, the pitfall of an empire" are available at sale in France, in an original edition limited to 1000 copies, exclusively sold at the Longwood's House boutique in St. Helena and now on our webshop.
Napoleon and St. Helena, 1800 - October 15, 1815 Volume 1
Original 2016 edition limited to 1000 copies
Bilingual French / English
Beautiful bound book of 124 pages 22x28 cm
Numerous illustrations of which many have never been published