The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Napoleon in Plymouth

Napoleon's period in power saw Britain fighting for its very existence. The people of Plymouth had been particularly involved in this life and death struggle and so were more keen than most when Napoleon arrived in Plymouth aboard the Bellerophon after his defeat at Waterloo. He would shortly be whisked off to a lifetime in exile in St. Helena.

Empire in Your Backyard: Plymouth Article


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by Stephen Luscombe