1818 Newspaper - Dying Queen Charlotte - Plot to Free Napoleon from St. Helena

An original issue of The Times newspaper published in London dated November 16, 1818. This venerable large format paper is full of domestic and international news, editorials, business and sports results, crime, parliamentary debate and fascinating advertisements to the front and back.

This edition is particularly interesting because of :

The latest medical report on the dying Queen Charlotte who is obviously given only hours to live and who passed away the following day (Nov. 17, 1818) - see scan and below

News of the arrest of General Gourgaud on suspicion of plotting to rescue Napoleon from exile on St. Helena - as well as a letter just arrived from St. Helena describing the status of Napoleon's captivity on the island - see scan and below

English troops are returning from France (following the defeat of Napoleon) accompanied by a large number of French women - 1500 French wives and 1,800 children. The unmarried women were "committed to the gendarmerie" ! - see scan

Full of interest for the historian. Good condition. Red tax stamp . Two pages, four sides. Page size 21 x 15 inches

(Note: the international mailing charge will require that the paper be posted folded in an envelope rather than a tube)

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia "Queen Charlotte"
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