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Bertrand’s Cottage, St Helena

Lally Brown | PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE When Napoleon Bonaparte arrived on the island of St Helena October 1815 to begin his exile, he was accompanied by an entourage of twenty-four people, including Count Henri-Gatien Bertrand, his wife Fanny and their three children.

By |2017-07-21T13:09:38+00:00January 17th, 2017|Culture, St Helena, Tourist Attraction|18 Comments

Welcome To The District Of Longwood St Helena AKA Texas

MEET THE COMMUNITY OF LONGWOOD | Sharon Henry Longwood, St Helena was once perceived as the black sheep district of the island, perhaps because of a 'bad boy' image inherited from notorious resident/prisoner, Napoleon Bonaparte. These days the district's reputation has completely turned around and

By |2018-10-08T01:09:24+00:00August 15th, 2016|Culture, St Helena|12 Comments

St Helena Exile Napoleon Bonaparte: The Move To Longwood House

THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD | Darrin Henry More stressful than a divorce; that’s how moving house induces anxiety according to many, and that’s just for ordinary people. When you’re St Helena exile Napoleon Bonaparte, an international prisoner and one of the most famous men

By |2017-09-23T16:23:44+00:00December 11th, 2015|Culture, Photoshoots, St Helena|2 Comments

HMS Lancaster: Life On Board A Royal Navy Frigate

THE FACE OF MODERN WARFARE | Darrin Henry I’ve climbed ship gangways hundreds of times but this is a first, being met at the top by men clutching machine gun rifles and dressed in camouflage! Like an excited schoolboy I’m unable to suppress my

By |2018-10-23T04:38:55+00:00October 31st, 2015|Amazing People, St Helena|6 Comments

The Napoleon St Helena History Remembered 200 Years On

RETRACING NAPOLEON’S FOOTSTEPS | Sharon Henry Two hundred years ago, on 15 October, 1815, St Helena Island was thrust into the limelight with the reluctant arrival of the world's top celebrity at the time, the French Emperor, Napoleon Bonaparte. After his defeat at the

By |2018-10-15T05:49:41+00:00October 18th, 2015|Amazing People, Culture, St Helena|12 Comments

Longwood House St Helena – Final Home Of Napoleon

LONGWOOD HOUSE 200 YEARS ON | Sharon Henry St Helena struck it lucky being the chosen one to take custody of the notorious Napoleon Bonaparte 200 years ago. The island’s absolute isolation and towering coastal cliffs provided a natural fortress to thwart any romantic

By |2017-09-23T13:34:25+00:00July 24th, 2015|Amazing People, St Helena, Tourist Attraction|1 Comment

The One Question We Get Asked The Most About St Helena

WE ARE THE SAINTS | Darrin Henry Where is St Helena Island is normally first followed by what size is St .Helena and amazement at the answers. Cost of living in St Helena Island interests people and those with kids the St Helena school system

By |2018-10-11T18:31:01+00:00May 9th, 2015|St Helena|12 Comments

Groot Constantia Wine Tasting Tours in Cape Town

DRINKING BEFORE NOON | Darrin Henry Constantia wine farms in Cape Town produces some of the finest wines in South Africa. The Groot Constantia wine estate is the country’s oldest and most prestigious and offer cellar and wine tasting tours. A great place to

By |2018-09-20T01:35:11+00:00March 15th, 2015|Culture, Food and Drink, South Africa, Tourist Attraction|20 Comments

Doesn’t He Wear It Well? The Saint Napoleon Bonaparte Uniform

Napoleon Bonaparte photo shoot | Darrin Henry A photo shoot with Napoleon Bonaparte! Now there’s one I didn’t see coming. Earlier this year the St Helena Tourist Office bought a replica Napoleon Bonaparte uniform, made to measure for Tourism Projects Manager, Merrill Joshua. After

By |2017-09-23T16:56:35+00:00March 3rd, 2015|Culture, Photoshoots, St Helena|15 Comments
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