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 […]
From the Sheerness Guardian, June 12th, 1869 The following interesting account of the Mutiny at the Nore was written by an eye-witness of the events described, then a workman in the Sheerness Dockyard. We have […]
These Articles of Demand were presented to Admiral Buckner by the Nore mutineers. It should be noted that the Admiralty received them and immediately rejected them. The official reply was “All that could reasonably be […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]