Visits of Napoleon

From Historical Hastings Wiki

Napoleon III, or Prince Louis Phillipe to give him his full name, stayed in Hastings on two occasions. The first was under an alias - that of 'Colonel Elliot' was between the 18th and 31st of March, 1840. He and his family stayed at Pelham Cottage in Pelham Place[1].

The subsequent visit was a decade later, between the 22nd of May and 5th of June 1850, when he and his family, after arriving at West Marina Railway Station, the party was feted by a parade leading to the Royal Victoria Hotel then 65 Marina, from where he went on to Scotland, his wife staying in the town for a further two months, leaving on the 16th of August[2]