Napoleon abdicates; restoration of Louis XVIII (43 words)

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Context

The Treaty of Fontainebleau grants Napoleon the island of Elba as a sovereign principality, the continued title of Emperor, an income of 2m francs and a personal bodyguard of 4. He arrives on Elba on 4 May. Louis XVIII was restored to the French throne.

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Citation:
Editors. "Napoleon abdicates; restoration of Louis XVIII". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 December 2007
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=4494, accessed 03 December 2016.]