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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Napoleon's exile to St. Helena

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

A thought-provoking article from HistoryToday archive on Napoleon's exile to St Helena in October 1815. Was the tiny Atlantic island an early precursor to Guantanamo Bay?
On July 15th, 1815, after being defeated at Waterloo and deposed in Paris, the former Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte presented himself to Captain Frederick Maitland, commander of HMS Bellerophon, which...
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