THE FALL OF NAPOLEON<br />100 DAYS FROM ELBA <br />TO ST HELENA<br />
Compare and contrast these two views of the last days of Napoleon’s rule. Both depict the events of 1814.<br />In the Valley of the Shadow of Death. James Gillray, 1814.<br />The French Campaign. Ernest Meissonier, 1864.<br />
The End<br />Napoleon wanted to continue the war after the Battle of Waterloo but by this stage he had lost the support of the leading French politicians and the masses. He abdicated his throne and gave himself up to a British Ship , the Bellerophon, off of the French coast. The Prussians were on his heals and wanted to execute him. <br />Bellerophon. William Orchardson.<br />
Exile<br />Napoleon lived out his final days on the island of St Helena where he died in 1821.<br />What do you think the conditions on the island might have been like?<br />
NAPOLEON’S LEGACY<br />Belle-Poule. Jean-BaptisteIsabey.<br />Napoleon’s body being loaded onto a French warship in 1840.<br />The Arc de Triomphe. Built between 1806 and 1836. Engraved with the names of 172 Napoleonic victories.<br />
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