Saint Helena

What is Saint Helena known for?


news life

1995 * The St Helena Institute – Dedicated to St Helena and Dependencies research since 1997 * BBC News: Life on one of the world's most remote islands * St Helena Association (UK) * * Main sites, habitations and occupants of the island during Napoleon's


hard hitting

Llewellyn had an underprivileged upbringing in Natal (Natal, South Africa) being considered of mixed blood. He showed all round cricketing prowess from a young age, being a hard hitting left-handed batsman, slow left arm bowler (with a dangerous chinaman (Left-arm unorthodox spin) as part of his arsenal) and a great fielder, particularly at mid-off. '''RMS''' '''''St Helena''''' is a combiliner (carrying cargo and passengers) that serves the British overseas territory of Saint


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: ''L'aigle abattu'', pp. 139, 143. Napoleon Bonaparte It has been suggested that Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821) suffered and died from arsenic poisoning during his imprisonment on the island of Saint Helena. Forensic samples of his hair did show high levels, 13 times the normal amount, of the element. This, however, does not prove deliberate poisoning by Napoleon's enemies: copper arsenite has been used as a pigment in some wallpapers, and microbiology


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of France had resulted in the spread of liberalism throughout much of the continent, resulting in many states adopting the Napoleonic code. Largely as a reaction to the radicalism of the French Revolution, Georges-Henri Soutou. "Was There a European Order in the Twentieth Century? From the Concert of Europe to the End of the Cold War.&quot; Contemporary European History, Vol. 9, No. 3, Theme Issue: Reflections on the Twentieth Century (Nov., 2000), pg. 329.<

; blockquote the victorious powers of the Napoleonic Wars resolved to suppress liberalism and nationalism, and revert largely to the ''status quo'' of Europe prior to 1789. Georges-Henri Soutou. "Was There a European Order in the Twentieth Century? From the Concert of Europe to the End of the Cold War.&quot; Contemporary European History, Vol. 9, No. 3, Theme Issue: Reflections on the Twentieth Century (Nov., 2000), pp. 330. The Kingdom


exceptional range

: www.birdlife.org contribution Important Bird Areas accessdate 9 November 2012 work BirdLife data zone publisher BirdLife International year 2012 On the basis of these endemics and an exceptional range of habitats, Saint Helena is on the United Kingdom's tentative list for future UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


historical event

of rebellion against Costa Cabral's dictatorial policies but his associates were imprisoned or forced to flee the country and he himself left Portugal Francisco Travassos Valdez (1861), p. 10 until the rebellion of Maria da Fonte in 1846. When the anti-Cabralist government of the Duke of Palmela (Pedro de Sousa Holstein) took office Bonfim returned to Portugal, but in October the palace coup known as the Emboscada (Emboscada (historical event)) brought a new government


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: www.birdlife.org contribution Important Bird Areas accessdate 9 November 2012 work BirdLife data zone publisher BirdLife International year 2012 On the basis of these endemics and an exceptional range of habitats, Saint Helena is on the United Kingdom's tentative list for future UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


distinct species

. Small white forewing spots. ''D. c. alcippus'' is well on the way of becoming a distinct species. Previous arms usage Prior to 2002, as a dependency of Saint Helena, Tristan da Cunha used their coat of arms (coat of arms of Saint Helena). The Temple Mount is sacred ground to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, and is the location of the ruins of Solomon's Temple, and the ancient resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. McCall, Thomas S


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between falls per year on the higher ground and the south coast, where it is also noticeably cloudier.


medical study

', ''Journal of Historical Geography'', Vol.29, No.4 (2003), pp.&nbsp;535–53 * Schulenburg, A.H., 'St Helena: British Local History in the Context of Empire', ''The Local Historian'', Vol.28, No.2 (1998), pp.&nbsp;108–122 * Shine, Ian, ''Serendipity in St&nbsp;Helena, a Genetical and Medical Study of an isolated Community'', Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1970 ISBN 0-08-012794-0 * Smallman, David L., ''Quincentenary, a Story of St&nbsp;Helena, 1502–2002'' ISBN 1-872229-47-6 * Van Linschoten, Iohn Huighen, ''His Discours of Voyages into ye Easte & West Indies'', Wolfe, London, 1598 * Weider, Ben & Hapgood, David ''The Murder of Napoleon'' (1999) ISBN 1-58348-150-8 * Wigginton, Martin. ''Mosses and liverworts of St&nbsp;Helena'', Pisces Publications, Newbury, UK, 2012, ISBN 1-874357-51-3

Saint Helena

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The island was uninhabited when discovered by the Portuguese (Portugal) in 1502. One of the most remote islands in the world, it was for centuries an important stopover for ships sailing to Europe from Asia and South Africa. Napoleon was imprisoned there in exile by the British, as were Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (for leading a Zulu army (Zulu people) against British rule) and more than 5,000 Boers taken prisoner during the Second Boer War.

Between 1791 and 1833, Saint Helena became the site of a series of experiments in conservation, reforestation, and attempts to boost rainfall artificially. Richard Grove, ''Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860'' (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995), pp. 309-379 This environmental intervention was closely linked to the conceptualization of the processes of environmental change and helped establish the roots of environmentalism.

Saint Helena is Britain's second oldest remaining of the British Overseas Territories, after Bermuda.

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