King Henry of Haiti – History Today

Henry Christophe, King of Haiti - article by Paul Clammer (History Today, March 2016)
King Henry of Haiti (History Today, March 2016)

I’ve just returned from six weeks in Haiti, researching a new edition of my guidebook for Bradt Travel Guides. I was also working on my Henry Christophe project, revisiting historical sites associated with him and the Haitian Revolution, spending time in archives and libraries in Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haïtien, and interviewing a number of Haitian historians.

The first fruit of the project has just been published in the March 2016 issue History Today, the UK’s oldest history magazine. It’s a 2200-word profile of the revolutionary leader-turned king, that serves an introduction to his life and times.

You can read the article here, but you’ll need to be aware that it’s behind the website’s paywall. A week’s access costs £7.95, which also lets you dig into their online archive, which covers almost everything that History Today has published since 1951 – great value!

 

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