Napoleon on St Helena
Napoleon in Exile
Napoleon died on 5th May 1821 and 2021 will be the 200th anniversary of his death.
As my personal contribution to the forthcoming bi-centenary, Napoleon on St Helena recreates the period of his exile from 1815 to 1821, painting the era in vivid colours. It encompasses the events in North and South America, across the revolutionary world, the social and political turmoil in London and of course on the island of St Helena itself, where Napoleon and his jailors had endless disputes about wine, women and wallpaper!
I hope you enjoy your visit. Dr. Michael Fass
Remember to bookmark www.napoleon-on-st-helena.co.uk on your list of favourites! Napoleon’s Drop is now available to purchase, see below for more details.
The Final Years...After his defeat at Waterloo in 1815, Napoleon spent his final years in exile on St Helena imprisoned by the British Government. It was here that he fought his last campaign continually baiting his British gaolers. During the morning he dictated the memoire of his triumphs both civil and military and afternoons he worked in his garden or rode around the grounds of his prison estate.
St Helena...Napoleon fought his last campaign whilst he was imprisoned in exile on St Helena. Repeated skirmishes were fought over such petty issues of the quantity of wines consumed by his Household; his involvement with a number of local women across the island and his health, ever afterwards claimed by the French to have been caused by arsenic poisoning.
Vive L’Emperor!…For over 17 years Britain and France had clashed repeatedly in struggles across the Atlantic World. From Buenos Aires in South America, to Wexford in Ireland and Manchester in England, the ideas of revolutionary France had spread by insurrection, rebellion and revolution. Even after his defeat at Waterloo in 1815, people still looked to Napoleon to secure their liberty.
London...Where those responsible for Napoleon’s imprisonment were determined that he should never return to Europe whose victorious rulers were intent on the restoration of peace throughout the Continent. Post-war economic recession and demands for political change led to riots across Northern towns and cities as the Alien Office kept watch on liberal sympathisers.
Napoleon’s Drop by Michael Fass is a work of historical fiction, a novel that re-creates the world of Napoleon’s final years including many real figures that bring the story to life.
The paperback and Kindle version of the book are both available to purchase on Amazon and also directly from Michael via his Contact page.
If you would like more details please vsit Michael’s Book Shop.