To Rescue His Holiness – The Mission of the Alceste in 1808

By P.G. Mackesy, published August 1954

Abstract

With Napoleon at the height of his powers, Robert Adair, sometime British Ambassador in Vienna, hatched a plan to offer asylum to Pope Pius VII in Sicily. William Drummond, the Minister at the Court in Palermo organised the attempt to convey the Pope from the mainland. The article gives details of the events surrounding the failed ploy.

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Filed under: Napoleonic War | Mediterranean
Subjects include: Strategy & Diplomacy