Jamestown, the capital of Saint Helena, was founded in 1659 by the British East India Company, and the island is still a United Kingdom Overseas Territory.
The island is so isolated that it was chosen to be a place of exile for Britain’s political prisoners, including Napoleon. Longwood House, where he lived until his death, still stands. The perilous 699 step Jacob’s Ladder leads up to a stunning view of the island.
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