The Last Days of Napoleon: “Is Death Not a Blessing for Me?” | News

Tomorrow Napoleon will die in Saint Helena exactly two hundred years ago. The man, who ruled France and large parts of Europe, spent the last years of his life as a prisoner of war on this relatively inhospitable island 17 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide. Colorful scraps of paper in the middle of the South Atlantic. For a time, the fallen emperor had hoped that this residence was temporary. But the British Conservative government that set it up off the French coast in 1815 is relentless. Napoleon weakened, surrounded by what remained of a small court. Today Part Two: The Last Days of the Emperor.


Erwin Verhoeven


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