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Rare Napoleon letter in English sells at auction

11 June 2012 Last updated at 07:49 BST

A rare letter in English, written by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1816 when he was trying to learn the language during his exile on the South Atlantic island of Saint Helena, has been sold at auction.

The letter sold for 325,000 euros ($400,000; £264,000) - more than five times the anticipated price.

Tom Esslemont reports.