Bonaparte was exiled by the Allied governments to Elba
following his abdication at Fontainebleau and landed on the island
on 4 May 1814.
was allowed a personal escort of some 1000 men, a household staff
and was even given the title Emperor of Elba and rule over its 110,000
began his exile with a reform of the governmental system on the
island, which is Italy's third biggest and lies just off the coast
however, the former French emperor's thoughts turned towards Paris
- now under the restored rule of the Bourbons - and he began to
plan his return.
time came faster than he imagined and only nine months later, on
26 February 1815, he escaped with his miniature army and landed
in France. The 100 Days Campaign