The United States has a special history, and thus bears a unique stake, when it comes to the flight of foreign refugees, particularly those seeking sanctuary from oppression and violence.
On August 19, 1799, Thomas Nash was hanged in Jamaica for the bloody mutiny on the HMS Hermione. The Admiralty’s most notorious mutiny this side of the Bounty was actually a far bloodier affair. Dig the description from […]
The Spithead and Nore mutinies were two major mutinies by sailors of the Royal Navy in 1797. There was also discontent and minor incidents on ships in other locations in the same year. The mutinies […]
“But some time later the Spaniards sailed the Hermione to Puerto Cabello, and there Ned Hamilton, who had the dear Surprise at that time, and a damned good crew as well, took the boats in at night and cut […]