Introduction of Saint helier
Town and capital of Jersey, in the Channel Island s, on St. Aubin’s Bay, 122 mi SSW of Southampton. In addition to the parish church, partially from the 14th century, there is on an adjacent island a 16th-century castle and the ruins of a chapel on a rock, believed to have been the sixth-century hermitage of St. Helier.
The Royal Square in the town was the scene of a battle in 1781 when France tried unsuccessfully to regain Jersey. Victor Hugo lived here from 1852 to 1855.