Elba’d Out

On February 26, 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte escaped from the island of Elba, where he’d been kept prisoner since the War of the Sixth Coalition ended in April 1814. Now, many people would be happy to spend their days in a villa on a picturesque Mediterranean island, but not the former French Emperor (despite the fact that his imprisonment was incredibly cushy—he was able to retain … Continue reading Elba’d Out