Napoleon’s Hundred Days

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Historical Context Note

The restoration of the French monarchy under Louis XVIII was crudely handled, many of the émigrés demanding the return of properties lost twenty years earlier, and the institutional reconstruction of the ancient régime. Napoleon left Elba and landed in France on 1st March, reaching Paris on the 20th and rallied a new army to defend the legacy of the Revolution. He marched into Belgium and defeated the Prussians at Ligny on 16 Jun 1815, and moved to meet Wellington and Blncher on at Waterloo on 18 June. Defeated, Napoleon abdicated for a second time on 22 June 1815. He was exiled to Saint Helena in the Atlantic, where he died on 5 May 1821.

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Citation:
Editors. "Napoleon’s Hundred Days". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=4511, accessed 23 September 2014.]


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  1. Napoleonic Wars: 1803-1815