Forced into exile following the death of Haiti’s first and only king, Queen Marie-Louise and her daughters sought refuge from the turbulent events that engulfed their homeland.
The complexities of Haiti’s religious culture were misunderstood and exploited by imperial powers.
Few figures from the Age of Revolutions can match the achievements of Toussaint Louverture.
The hero of the Haitian Revolution’s lonely death in a French prison cell was not an unfortunate tragedy but a cruel story of deliberate destruction.
Amid the instability of post-revolutionary Haiti, torn between Britain and France, Henry Christophe rose from lowly roots to become its ruler. Paul Clammer remembers his vital role in shaping a new kingdom.
During the aftermath of the French Revolution, writes C.E. Hamshere, a prosperous state arose in Haiti under the leadership of a powerful and gifted ruler.
Devastating earthquakes have been chronicled on the island of Hispaniola for the past 500 years, writes Jean-François Mouhot.
Michael Crowder looks at a 19th century Haitian jewel.