The Apocalypse of Napoleon Bonaparte: His Last Years,

    The Apocalypse of Napoleon Bonaparte: His Last Years,

    from Waterloo to St Helena: A Medical Biography

    Robert Richardson

    Quiller 2009

    Hardback 292pp Illustrated

    9781846890635   Product Code: 16651

    Since Napoleon died a prisoner on St Helena in 1821, there has been much speculation about the cause of his demise. This ground-breaking study sidesteps rumour and speculation, focusing solely on the reports of the doctors who attended him. Its conclusion is startling. While the immediate cause of death was a gastric ulcer, Napoleon's underlying poor health was due to the hostility of the island's governor, Hudson Lowe, and a scandal involving the mistress of Admiral Plampin, commander of its naval station.

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