Captain Andy Reay-Ellers was one of the maritime consultants on Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. This interview comes from Maximum Russell Crowe and gives a great peek behind the scenes!
“The music-room in the Governor’s House at Port Mahon, a tall, handsome, pillared octagon, was filled with the triumphant first movement of Locatelli’s C major quartet.” – Master and Commander These are the words that launched our […]
Text from Mutiny and Romance in the South Seas: A Companion to the Bounty Adventure by Sven Wahlroos. During the events of the mutiny on the Bounty, three boats were launched: first the jolly boat which was […]
While the main focus of this site is the Age of Sail in general and the Aubrey/Maturin series in specific, every now and then it’s necessary to take a slight historical detour Mackenzie Gregory, a Particular […]
Patrick O’Brian’s prose is very dense with literary and non-literary quotations and allusions, which can be as confusing as they are edifying. And sometimes they’re slipped in so deftly that they’re impossible to recognize at […]
Sir Joseph Banks was a naturalist who undoubtedly inspired the character of Sir Joseph Blaine, Stephen’s colleague in several endeavors. But the real Sir Joseph Banks made a unique contribution to modern culture as discussed […]