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In 1657 the English East India Company was granted a charter to govern Saint Helena by Oliver Cromwell,[6] and the following year the Company decided to fortify and colonise the island with planters. The first governor, Captain John Dutton, arrived in 1659, and it is from this date that St Helena claims to be Britain’s second oldest (remaining) colony (after Bermuda). A fort was completed and a number of houses were built.

Longwood House was the residence of Napoleon during his exile on the island of Saint Helena, from 10 December 1815 until his death on 5 May 1821.

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