Napoleon’s farewell to Devon

Napoleon’s farewell to Devon

When Napoleon exited the field at Waterloo 200 years ago this year, few could have guessed that within a few short weeks he would be sunning himself in Torbay – especially L’Empereur himself. Read John Fisher’s excellent account of this fascinating episode.

Image – Napoleon on the Bellerophon in Plymouth Sound, 1815 by Jules Girardet (1856-1938) © Plymouth City Council (Arts and Heritage).

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John Fisher

Writer, author, script and sketch-writer, cartoonist, public speaker, Visitor Engagement Volunteer (National Trust) and would-be ukelele virtuoso.