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The Resource Betsy and the Emperor : the true story of Napoleon, a pretty girl, a Regency rake and an Australian colonial misadventure, Anne Whitehead

Betsy and the Emperor : the true story of Napoleon, a pretty girl, a Regency rake and an Australian colonial misadventure, Anne Whitehead

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Betsy and the Emperor : the true story of Napoleon, a pretty girl, a Regency rake and an Australian colonial misadventure
Title
Betsy and the Emperor
Title remainder
the true story of Napoleon, a pretty girl, a Regency rake and an Australian colonial misadventure
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Anne Whitehead
Title variation
True story of Napoleon, a pretty girl, a Regency rake and an Australian colonial misadventure
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Language
eng
Summary
After Napoleon was defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, he was sent into exile on Saint Helena. He became an 'eagle in a cage', reduced from the most powerful figure in Europe to a prisoner on a rock in the South Atlantic. But the fallen emperor was charmed by the pretty teenage daughter of a local merchant, Betsy Balcombe...Anne Whitehead brings to life Napoleon's last years on Saint Helena, revealing the central role of the Balcombe family. She also lays to rest two centuries of speculation about Betsy's relationship with Napoleon...After Napoleon's death, Betsy travelled to Australia in 1823 with her father, who was appointed the first Colonial Treasurer of New South Wales. When the family lost their fortune, she returned to London and published a memoir which made her a celebrity...With her extraordinary connections to royalty and high society, Betsy Balcombe led a life worthy of a Regency romance, but she was always fighting for her independence. This new account reveals Napoleon at his most vulnerable, human and reflective, and a woman caught in some of the most dramatic events of her time
Biography type
collective biography
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
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Betsy and the Emperor : the true story of Napoleon, a pretty girl, a Regency rake and an Australian colonial misadventure, Anne Whitehead
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760112936
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a138098
  • (Sirsi) a138098
Label
Betsy and the Emperor : the true story of Napoleon, a pretty girl, a Regency rake and an Australian colonial misadventure, Anne Whitehead
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760112936
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), map, portraits (some colour)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a138098
  • (Sirsi) a138098

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