Charles Laughton “Capt. Bligh” complete Royal Navy uniform from the 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty

Charles Laughton “Capt. Bligh” complete Royal Navy uniform from the 1935 Mutiny on the Bounty

Discover the original journals, logbooks, letters, paintings and drawings covering the voyage of the First Fleet, the mutiny on the Bounty and Matthew Flinders' journeys.

Discover the original journals, logbooks, letters, paintings and drawings covering the voyage of the First Fleet, the mutiny on the Bounty and Matthew Flinders' journeys.

Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1935 film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, and directed by Frank Lloyd based on the Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel Mutiny on the Bounty.  The film was one of the biggest hits of its time. Although its historical accuracy has been questioned (inevitable as it is based on a novel about the facts, not the facts themselves), film critics consider this adaptation to be the best cinematic work inspired by the mutiny.

Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1935 film starring Charles Laughton and Clark Gable, and directed by Frank Lloyd based on the Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall novel Mutiny on the Bounty. The film was one of the biggest hits of its time. Although its historical accuracy has been questioned (inevitable as it is based on a novel about the facts, not the facts themselves), film critics consider this adaptation to be the best cinematic work inspired by the mutiny.

Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout: The Mutiny on the HMS Bounty Inspired Poetry.  On April 28, 1789 crew members on the HMS Bounty under the leadership Fletcher Christian, a young gentleman serving as an unpaid volunteer with the functional status of a warrant officer and mate, mutinied against their captain, Royal Navy Lt. William Bligh.

Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout: The Mutiny on the HMS Bounty Inspired Poetry. On April 28, 1789 crew members on the HMS Bounty under the leadership Fletcher Christian, a young gentleman serving as an unpaid volunteer with the functional status of a warrant officer and mate, mutinied against their captain, Royal Navy Lt. William Bligh.

December 7, 1817: Death of William Bligh. Bligh is best-known for the mutiny that occurred during his command of the HMS Bounty in 1789, but it was not his only brush with disaster. Earlier, he had been a member of Captain Cook's last, and fatal, voyage. In 1797, he was one of the captains subject to the Spithead Mutiny. And, in while Governor of New South Wales, a conflict between Bligh and the colonists resulted in the Rum Rebellion of 1808.

December 7, 1817: Death of William Bligh. Bligh is best-known for the mutiny that occurred during his command of the HMS Bounty in 1789, but it was not his only brush with disaster. Earlier, he had been a member of Captain Cook's last, and fatal, voyage. In 1797, he was one of the captains subject to the Spithead Mutiny. And, in while Governor of New South Wales, a conflict between Bligh and the colonists resulted in the Rum Rebellion of 1808.

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