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Tag: Napoleon Bonaparte

  • Tuesday, May 4th 2021 - 14:41 UTC

    Two centuries since Napoleon's death in St. Helena Island

    Napoleon's graveyard in St Helena  Island

    By Gwynne Dyer - Apart from Britain and Scandinavia, there was hardly a country in Europe that didn’t get a visit from Napoleon’s armies. The campaign that made Napoleon famous in France was his short-lived conquest of Egypt. At one time, he even contemplated following in Alexander the Great’s footsteps and invading India.

  • Thursday, February 4th 2021 - 06:45 UTC

    St Helena prepares to commemorate the bicentennial of Napoleon's death

    Longwood house and the original grave of Napoleon are owned by the French government, given by Queen Victoria, so their upkeep is French responsibility

    By Nick Sundin – The United Kingdom commemorated in June 2015 the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, marking the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte and the end of the Napoleonic Wars. In the months surrounding the bicentenary of 18th June 2015, battlefield visits abounded, with key sites in the vicinity of the battlefield and the town of Waterloo itself seeing large increases in tourism.