Devil Himself: The Mutiny of 1800

Devil Himself: The Mutiny of 1800

by Dudley Pope
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Devil Himself: The Mutiny of 1800

Accurate, fair, thorough, and lively, this penetrating account of a mutiny and its aftermath is compiled from contemporary British documents and the dusty French naval archives. The men, the ship, and the tragic chain of events following a capture by the press-gang are described and this extraordinary 1800 mutiny is brought to life. It tells how the British crew of the Danae—a captured French corvette—mutinied, sailed the ship back to France, turned it over to Napoleon, and received a cash reward. Those who survived, hanged, and died disgraced in a far-off colonial posting are chronicled. This history is also significant in that it encouraged Dudley Pope to try his hand at fiction, resulting in theLord Ramage novels. The historical figures in this true story inspired some of the favorite fictional characters and plot elements in Pope’s novels.

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ISBN-13: 9781590130353
Publisher: McBooks Press
Publication date: 05/15/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents


Author's Note,
Chapter One Melancholy Circumstances,
Chapter Two A Voyage to Cayenne,
Chapter Three A Prize for the Indefatigable,
Chapter Four Vaillante to Danae,
Chapter Five The Jersey Flotilla,
Chapter Six The Channel Fleet,
Chapter Seven Trials for Two Captains,
Chapter Eight The Danae's Last Muster,
Chapter Nine The Organizers,
Chapter Ten "The Ship's Ours Now!",
Chapter Eleven Surrender at Le Conquet,
Chapter Twelve The Sale of the Danae,
Chapter Thirteen Inquest on Board the Gladiator,
Chapter Fourteen Revolutionary Red Tape,
Chapter Fifteen The Price of Mutiny,
Chapter Sixteen The Trial of John McDonald,
Chapter Seventeen King George's Mercy,
Chapter Eighteen A Death in Barbados,
Notes and Bibliography,

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