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Mutiny Or Murder

Author : Conor Reidy
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On 15 March 1817 the convict ship the Chapman departed from the Cork with 200 male convicts on board. When it dropped anchor off Sydney Cove on four months later its decks were blood-soaked. The prison doors opened to reveal 160 gaunt and brutalized men. Twelve were dead and twenty-eight lay wounded in the ships' hospital. Using daily journals from the crew, detailed testimony from several convict and official colonial government correspondence, this book pieces together what happened during those four months at sea and sheds new light on one of the darkest episodes in the history of penal transportation.

Mutiny and Murder

Author : Charles Gibbs
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Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny Murder and Piracy A Weird Series of Tales of Shipwreck and Disaster from the Earliest Part of the Century to the Present Time with Accounts of Providential Escapes and Heart rending Fatalities

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Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny Murder and Piracy

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"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Wager Disaster

Author : C.H. Layman
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This is the astounding story of HMS Wager, driven ashore in foul weather onto the inhospitable coast of Patagonian Chile in 1741. Shipwreck was followed by murder, starvation, mutiny, and the fearful ordeal of 36 survivors out of about 140 men. Some were enslaved, some defected; many drowned. The captain shot one of his officers. There was an epic open-boat voyage of 2500 nautical miles through the world’s most hostile seas, probably the greatest castaway voyage in the annals of the sea, and the least known. Midshipman Byron, the grandfather of the poet, was prominent among the survivors. The story is placed in its historical context, using eye-witness accounts where possible, with some previously unpublished material. It finishes with the finding of the wreck by a British expedition in 2006. Foreword written by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

Saladin

Author : William S. Crooker
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A fictional account of the mutiny aboard the ship Saladin, which was suspected of housing pirates, an event that caused the ship to run aground near Nova Scotia in 1844.

Murder Or Mutiny

Author : Pamela Stephenson
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'Salty Sam' Stephenson, Pamela's great, great grandfather, family legend has it was the owner and captain of the sailing ship ROSALIE who was abandoned by his crew in the 1820s and never heard of again. A chance encounter with the descendant of another crew member who had a different story to tell prompted Pamela to discover the fate of her ancestor. Delving in maritime archives she begins to piece together his background. From Rotherhithe she retraces his journeys along the old spice route and hires a sailing boat with a heavily armed crew to continue her search in pirate-infested waters. A tale of genealogy, mystery and adventure with a high-profile television series to accompany it.

Bad Characters

Author : Peter Stanley
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Australians have celebrated the Anzacs for nearly a century--but what do we really know of what war did to them? Charles Bean, historian of the citizen soldiers of the Australian Imperial Force, wrote that its history spanned 'the good and the bad'--but so far Australians have only looked at the good. Leading war historian Peter Stanley reveals the citizen soldiers the army regarded as its 'bad characters'. These were men who went absent and deserted, caught or concealed VD, got drunk and fought their comrades, who stole, malingered, behaved insolently toward officers or committed more serious offences, including rape and murder. This frank history--the first book on the AIF's indiscipline--shows that it became one of the war's most effective fighting forces in spite of its record for military misbehaviour. Stanley exposes, with a wealth of examples drawn from court-martial files and soldiers' letters, how the war turned some men into criminals, but also how bad characters made the AIF the superb force it was.

The Maine Mutiny

Author : Jessica Fletcher
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The First Annual Cabot Cove Lobster Festival erupts in murder when a lobsterman is found dead, forcing mystery author Jessica Fletcher to outwit a clever killer before she suffers the same fate. Original.

The History of the Indian Mutiny

Author : Charles Ball
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An Account of Murder Mutiny Mayhem

Author : Joe O'Shea
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The Blackest-Hearted Villains from Irish History The Irish are celebrated at home and abroad as explorers, freedom fighters and great writers and artists, but for every Tom Crean, Bernardo O'Higgins or James Joyce, there is a Hugh Gough, Antoine Walsh or Luke Ryan. This book is about the Irish slavers, grave-robbers, duellists, conmen, drug-lords and killers who wreaked havoc around the world ... Includes Beauchamp Bagenal from Carlow, an eighteenth-century duellist, hell-raiser, heart-breaker Burke & Hare grave-robbers turned murderers who supplied cadavers to the medical schools of nineteenth-century Edinburgh Antoine Walsh from Kilkenny who amassed huge fortunes in the French slave trade Luke Ryan, a pirate & buccaneer born in Rush in 1750 Sir Hugh Gough, a Limerick man who commanded the British troops in the first Opium war against China James 'Sligo' Jameson who was rumoured to have fallen into madness and cannibalism in the Congo in 1888 ... and many more!

Murder Mutiny Mayhem

Author : Joe O'Shea
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The Blackest-Hearted Villains from Irish History The Irish are celebrated at home and abroad as explorers, freedom fighters and great writers and artists, but for every Tom Crean, Bernardo O'Higgins or James Joyce, there is a Hugh Gough, Antoine Walsh or Luke Ryan. This book is about the Irish slavers, grave-robbers, duellists, conmen, drug-lords and killers who wreaked havoc around the world … Includes Beauchamp Bagenal from Carlow, an eighteenth-century duellist, hell-raiser, heart-breaker Burke & Hare grave-robbers turned murderers who supplied cadavers to the medical schools of nineteenth-century Edinburgh Antoine Walsh from Kilkenny who amassed huge fortunes in the French slave trade Luke Ryan, a pirate & buccaneer born in Rush in 1750 Sir Hugh Gough, a Limerick man who commanded the British troops in the first Opium war against China James ‘Sligo’ Jameson who was rumoured to have fallen into madness and cannibalism in the Congo in 1888 … and many more!

Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny Murder and Piracy

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Shrift

Author : Peter Kelly
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A story is supposed to have a beginning, a middle and an end. SHRIFT is a story that is always returning to the beginning - transportation. The transported exile often sheltered under an assumed persona as protection from the brutal environment, but oftentimes the reinvented character had fatal consequences. SHRIFT is a tale from 'beyond the limits of settlement' in early NSW. The hangings, the escapes, the mutiny and the murders are all part of our colonial history, remembered (with some historical imaginings) by the participants.

Henry Hudson

Author : Henrietta Toth
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The river in New York State and the Canadian bay both bear Henry Hudson's name. During the 16th century, this English mariner sailed one important voyage after another. This guide covers his quest for the Northwest Passage, his time in the Arctic, his voyage down the East Coast of North America into present-day New York, and his exploration of Canada's Hudson Bay. Learn how he made contact with Native Americans, suffered from terrible disease, and endured the worst fear of all sea captains—mutiny—to become one of the world's most famous explorers.

The Jefferson Borden Mutiny

Author : George Miller
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The defendants were indicted for the murder of Corydon Trask Patterson on board of the schooner Jefferson Borden.

Men Without Country

Author : Harrison Christian
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A mission to collect breadfruit from Tahiti becomes the most famous mutiny in history when the crew rise up against Captain William Bligh, with accusations of food restrictions and unfair punishments. Bligh's remarkable journey back to safety is well documented, but the fates of the mutinous men remain shrouded in mystery. Some settled in Tahiti only to face capture and court martial, others sailed on to form a secret colony on Pitcairn Island, the most remote inhabited island on earth, avoiding detection for twenty years. When an American captain stumbled across the island in 1808, only one of the Bounty mutineers was left alive. Told by a direct descendant of Fletcher Christian, Men Without Country details the journey of the Bounty, and the lives of the men aboard. Lives dominated by a punishing regime of hard work and scarce rations, and deeply divided by the hierarchy of class. It is a tale of adventure and exploration punctuated by moments of extreme violence - towards each other and the people of the South Pacific. For the first time, Christian provides a comprehensive and compelling account of the whole story - from the history of trade and exploration in the South Seas to Pitcairn Island, which provided the mutineers' salvation, and then became their grave.

Mutiny on the High Seas

Author : Edgar A. Haine
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This book relates sixty-six interesting and true tales of mutiny, murder, and plunder on the high seas between 1578 and 1933. The collection includes descriptions and summaries of the alleged treason on Sir Francis Drake's Golden Hind in 1578; Henry Hudson's mutiny-inspired death in Canada in 1611; the saga of Captain Bligh and HMS Bounty in 1789 (which has been made into at least three movies); the historically significant uprisings in the British Royal Navy in 1797; the bloodiest mutiny ever on HMS Hermione in 1797, including the vessel's traitorous delivery to the Spanish enemy and its subsequent recapture by expert action on the part of a British man-of-war; the Plattsburg mutiny and murders in 1816; mutiny on the slave ship Creole in 1841; and the infamous insurrection and hangings on the USS Somers in 1844. Tragedies resulting from violent outbreaks on such illustrious ships as HMS Wagner; the Globe, the Batavia, the Buckman, the Jefferson Borden, the Lennie, the Pedro Varella, and many other ships are fully detailed and are fascinating to read. Mutiny on the High Seas also considers the celebrated revolutionary insurrection on the Russian battleship Potemkin in 1905 (which became the subject of a Soviet movie in 1925) and World War I mutinies in the German navy that speeded the demise of the German Empire. The widespread Invergordon conspiracy in the British Royal Navy in 1931 and the Javanese revolt and seizure of the Dutch battleship Ze Zeven Provincien in 1933 represent two outstanding and decisive marine rebellions in modern times. In addition to the individual mutiny stories, this volume contains a comprehensive introduction that outlines the nature of mutiny, its causes, its implementation, and the resulting penalties. Nearly fifty illustrations and two appendices--devoted to punishment for insurrections and firsthand mutiny anecdotes--supplement the text. Mutiny on the High Seas provides intriguing material for readers who relish stories about mischief and adventure on the world's oceans long ago.

India Under British Rule

Author : James Talboys Wheeler
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The author believed that entitling the work as a history of India was not accurate and instead refers to it as?India Under British Rule. He?writes the history from 1600 to 1886 as it pertains to the East India Company in the country. India was not, in a legal sense, under British rule for that entire period. They were, however, under British influence as trade routes were established and demand for goods abroad changed the shape of India's economy. Anglophiles and Indian historians alike will find this inside history of the East India Company a valuable resource.

Abridgment of the Debates of Congress from 1789 to 1856 Dec 16 1839 March 3 1843

Author : United States. Congress
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