Discovered in 1506 by the Portuguese explorer Tristão da Cunha, it was claimed in 1816 by the British, who placed a garrison there to make sure it would not be used as a base to rescue Napoleon, imprisoned on St. Helena. In 1817, the garrison was removed, but a corporal named William Glass and his associates remained behind. They imported wives from Cape Colony (in current-day South Africa), built homes and boats from salvaged driftwood, and drafted a structure decreeing a brand new community based mostly on equality and cooperation. The Potato Patches on Tristan lie two miles from the settlement, down the island’s solely road.

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