Napoleon, not wishing to fall into the hands of French royalists and other enemies, surrendered to the British on HMS Bellerophon. This details the events between 24 May and 8 August 1815. Admiral Maitland placed his cabin at Napoleon's disposal and sailed for England where he was removed to HMS Northumberland, which conveyed him to St Helena.
Sir Frederick Lewis Maitland (7 September 1777-30 November 1839) was an officer in the Royal Navy during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He rose to the rank of rear admiral and held a number of commands. The most famous event of his career occurred when Napoleon Bonaparte surrendered to him onboard HMS Bellerophon, marking the final end of the Napoleonic Wars.
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40 black and white paintings, drawingd, engravings and maps