Napoleon on St Helena
In December 1815, six weeks after arriving on St Helena, Napoleon Bonaparte moved into Longwood House, the residence prepared for his captivity. This book charts the five-and-a-half years of his imprisonment, culminating in his death in 1821. It describes the fallen emperor's domestic arrangements, presents the conflicting personalities of his household, and charts his long-running feud with the island's tyrannical British governor, Sir Hudson Lowe. (First published as St Helena Story, 1960.)
Maritime Power and the Struggle for Freedom
Naval Campaigns that Shaped the Modern World 1788–1851
In this follow-up to his much-acclaimed Maritime Supremacy, Padfield continues to trace the role of naval power in world history, here analysing the factors that led Britain to global dominance in the 19th century.
The Daughters of George III
Despite their unprepossessing parents, the six daughters of George III and Queen Charlotte were remarkably good-looking; commissioned to paint portraits of the children, Gainsborough was enraptured with the girls’ beauty. His paintings are among the illustrations in this first complete account of all six daughters: Charlotte, Princess Royal, later Queen of Württemberg (1766–1828); Augusta Sophia (1768–1840); Elizabeth, Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg (1770–1840); May, Duchess of Gloucester (1776–1857); Sophia (1777–1848) and Amelia (1783–1810). Off-mint.