Victor Hugo, in full Victor-Marie Hugo, was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist who was the most important of the French Romantic writers.
When Louis Napoleon (Napoleon III) seized complete power in 1851, establishing an anti-parliamentary constitution, Hugo openly declared him a traitor to France. He relocated to Brussels, then Jersey, from where he was expelled for supporting a Jersey newspaper that had criticised Queen Victoria and finally settled with his family at Hauteville House in Saint Peter Port, Guernsey, where he would live in exile from October 1855 until 1870.
Le Pinacle in the north west of Jersey. An archaeological site. At the base of the natural monolithic stack are the remains of a Gallo-Roman fanum (small shrine) and Neolithic and Bronze Age ramparts. Iron Age finds have also been identified.