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Poison: What Killed Napoleon?

Poison: What Killed Napoleon?

Was Napoleon Bonaparte poisoned? This question has plagued historians since the defeated French emperor’s death on May 5, 1821, on the island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic, where he lived in exile for nearly six years.

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Poison in Literature: Agatha Christie

Poison in Literature: Agatha Christie

Poisons like cyanide or belladonna may seem like the stuff of novels. But before Agatha Christie became the world’s best-selling mystery writer, such toxic compounds were, for a time, part of her everyday life—and literary inspiration.

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