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Lock of Napoleon's hair, 1817

Following his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo (1815) Emperor Napoleon Boneparte was exiled to the remote island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic. When Captain T W Poppleton visited him in exile, Napoleon's valet gave him this souvenir. Napoleon remained in exile until his death on 5 May 1821.

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NAM. 1992-12-70-1


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National Army Museum, Conflict in Europe gallery

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