The obsessive and controlling Sir Hudson Lowe, sent by the British to watch over the “enemy of Europe”, exiled on the remotest island in the world, has often been remembered as simply a 2-dimensional “villain” of the St Helena saga. In the latest of his 12-volume series, Napoleon and St Helena, the end of an Emperor, the director of the French Domains of St Helena, Michel Dancoisne-Martineau, digs beneath the summary epitaph that history has attached to the former Governor of St Helena.
In this volume, Michel Danscoisne attempts to uncover the complexities of the ambitious military man and civil servant by investigating his family background, upbringing, education and career, even attempting to peel back the layers of his psychology.
It is delivered in a bilingual English and French edition, and is richly illustrated with historical documents and contemporary photographs of the sites of St Helena. (Rebecca Young)
This volume is part of the collector Series of twelve volumes Napoleon and St Helena, the End of an Emperor
Each volume will be printed in a limited edition of 1,000 copies.
- Volume 1 – Napoleon and Saint Helena (1800 to 15 October 1815)
- Volume 2 – Saint Helena, an island under siege (15 to 17 October 1815)
- Volume 3 – “The Briars” – Napoleon at the Balcombes’ Home (18 October to 10 December 1815)
- Volume 4 – Exile at Longwood House under the guard of Sir Hudson Lowe (10 December 1815 – 14 April 1816)
- Volume 5 – Exile at Longwood House under the guard of Sir Hudson Lowe (15 April 1816 to 21 November 1818)
- Volume 6 – Exile at Longwood House under the guard of Sir Hudson Lowe (22 November 1818 to 5 May 1821)
- Volume 7 – Napoleon’s tomb on Saint Helena
- Volume 8 – On the margins of the exile; Ascension Island, Tristan da Cunha and Longwood New House
- Volume 9 – The main actors of the exile
- Volume 10 – Between Cape Town and Brazil, the mysteries and secrets of Saint Helena
- Volume 11 – Sir Hudson Lowe, the dishonoured of Saint Helena
- Volume 12 – A visit to Longwood House