SX4853 : Napoleon Stone

taken 7 years ago, near to Plymouth, England

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Napoleon Stone
Napoleon Stone
The monument – a piece of volcanic stone from St Helena embedded in granite from Dartmoor prison – where thousands French prisoners were held during the Napoleonic wars.
Napoleon was held in Plymouth onboard HMS Bellerophon from 26 July to 4 August 1815 following his defeat at Waterloo while the British Government decided his fate.
Thousands of people from Plymouth and much further afield, came to try to catch sight of the ‘Fallen Emperor’; a man the British had been fighting for some 22 years.
He was send into exile on the South Atlantic Island of St Helena. Napoleon and the Bellerophon left Plymouth Sound and he was transferred to HMS Northumberland for the long voyage south. He died on 5 May 1821, in exile, on St Helena.

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts
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SX4853, 1001 images   (more nearby 🔍)
N Chadwick   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 29 October, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 16 March, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4806 5368 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.8016N 4:8.2564W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4807 5368
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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