After Napoleon was exiled to Elba, he escaped the island in an attempt to regain his power in France. He rallied together some of his old supporters and military officers upon his return who wanted to see him restored to power. King Louis XVIII was not popular among the people, and they wished to see him disappear. When the Congress of Vienna heard of Napoleon's return, they sent an army to fight him. Napoleon lost the battle, and ended up in exile again, this time for good.