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JW3 Extended Morning Lecture on Napoleon's Final Years on St Helena

The morning will fall into three parts:-


Part 1:

a. The study of History and Napoleon's legacy in France today

b. Surrender to the British and sailing from Devon to St Helena


Part 2:

a. Arrival on St Helena

b. Betsy Balcombe. Sir Hudson Lowe

c. Napoleon's life on St Helena


Part 3:

a. Life at Longwood

b. Declining health

c. Death, autopsy, and burial on St Helena

d. Re-burial at Les Invalides

e. The Study of History, part 2.



Further Reading


Napoleon: The Last Phase Lord Rosebery

The Emperor's Last Island Julia Blackburn

Napoleon's Britons & The St Helena Decision Paul Brunyee

Napoleon: A Life in Gardens and Shadows Ruth Scurr

Napoleon: Passion, Death and Resurrection Philip Dwyer

Napoleon Adam Zamoyski

Napoleon the Great Andrew Roberts

Napoleon's Tomb (Guidebook) Celine Gautier



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