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Napoleon begins exile on Saint Helena

15th October 1815

Napoleon was imprisoned and then exiled by the British to the island of Saint Helena from 15 October 1815. Before Napoleon moved to Longwood House in November 1815, he lived in a pavilion on the estate "The Briars" belonging to William Balcombe, and became friendly with the family, especially the younger daughter Lucia Elizabeth (Betsy), who later wrote "Recollections of the Emperor Napoleon".

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