Longwood House: The Super Prison Built to Hold Napoleon

The Super Prison Built to Hold Napoleon

The first time Napoleon Bonaparte’s enemies sent him into exile, they underestimated him. Within a year of being dispatched to the Mediterranean island of Elba (just six miles from Italy’s coast, the “Little Corporal” was back in France with an army of 1,000 men. Shortly after Napoleon’s downfall at Waterloo, the same mistake didn’t happen again. This time, the British sent him to St. Helena. Located 2,500 miles from Rio de Janeiro and 1,200 miles from Capetown, the island was so remote that not even Napoleon could escape it. He died there, six years after his arrival.

Credit to : Geographics

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