This letter is written by a William Nelson, who appears to be an ordinary seaman. The letter written phonetically and without punctuations gives a rare glimpse of conditions aboard ship. It would appear William Nelson’s […]
Text from Mutiny and Romance in the South Seas: A Companion to the Bounty Adventure by Sven Wahlroos. On the night between April 17 and April 28 Christian had probably had very little sleep. There are some […]
*SPOILERS* Naval battles, political intrigue and romantic rivalry in Roger Danes’s dramatization of Patrick O’Brian’s novel, set in 1804 in England, India and on the high seas.
“It is odd how the law always harps upon the unnaturalness of sodomy,” observed Stephen. “Though I know at least two judges who are paederasts; and of course barristers. What will happen to him?” “Oh, […]
The race to bring home news of the outcome of the Battle of Trafalgar was an unusual contest between a little-known West Country man in the small schooner Pickle, and a well connected, ambitious captain of […]