1815-2015 Napoleon, Emperor of the French, was detained on HMS Bellerophon in Plymouth Sound from 26 July to August 1815. Large crowds came to catch a glimpse of him. These two blocks of granite are from Dartmoor Prison, where thousands of French prisoners were held captive during the Napoleonic Wars. Embedded, is a volcanic stone from Longwood House in St Helena where Napoleon died on 5th May 1821.The stones stand here to celebrate 200 years of peace between the United Kingdom and France. May our heats be open to friendship and our arms reach across the sea to unite our two nations.

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