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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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Anne Whitehead
Title variation
True story of Napoleon, a pretty girl, a Regency rake and an Australian colonial misadventure
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Author
Subject
Genre
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"--Back cover
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, Anne
Dewey number
944.050922
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DC211
LC item number
.W45 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Napoleon
  • Napoleon
  • Abell, Lucia Elizabeth Balcombe
  • Baucom family
  • Emperors
  • Great Britain
  • France
Label
Betsy and the emperor : the true story of Napoleon, a pretty girl, a Regency rake and an Australian colonial misadventure, Anne Whitehead
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223122255764
  • 31223122255756
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760112936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)930369171
Label
Betsy and the emperor : the true story of Napoleon, a pretty girl, a Regency rake and an Australian colonial misadventure, Anne Whitehead
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223122255764
  • 31223122255756
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-444) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 452 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760112936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)930369171

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