Lowe is best remembered for being the man who was responsible for keeping Napoleon securely locked away on St Helena. Napoleon and his followers agitated for greater freedom of movement which brought them into conflict with Lowe. A British surgeon took Napoleon's side and wrote a book about his captivity which attacked Lowe's governorship. The charges stuck and Lowe was always regarded as a cruel jailer.
1769 Born in Galway on 28th July, the son of a military surgeon.
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