Mutiny on the Spanish Main: HMS Hermione and the Royal Navy's revenge

Mutiny on the Spanish Main: HMS Hermione and the Royal Navy's revenge

by Angus Konstam


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From renowned author and naval historian Angus Konstam, this is a gripping account of one of the Royal Navy's bloodiest and most dramatic mutinies.

Mutiny on the Spanish Main
tells the dramatic story of HMS Hermione, a British frigate which, in 1797, was the site of the bloodiest mutiny in British naval history, which saw the death of her captain and many of her officers. Though her crew handed her over to the Spanish, Hermione was subsequently recaptured in a daring raid on a Caribbean port two years later. Drawing on letters, reports, ship's logs, and memoirs of the period, as well as previously unpublished Spanish sources, Angus Konstam intertwines extensive research with a fast-paced but balanced account of the mutiny and its consequences.

Illustrated with maps and diagrams tracing the events as they unfolded, and supported by informative inserts on the technical and tactical nuances of seamanship and naval warfare in the period, this book is both a fascinating narrative retelling and an informative guide to one of the most notorious events in the history of the Royal Navy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472833792
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/27/2020
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 489,503
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Angus Konstam is a well-established historian, and the author of over a hundred books, more than sixty of which are published by Osprey. These include series titles on Nelson and naval warfare, as well as popular books including Hunt the Bismarck and The Pirate World. His naval books by other publishers include Jutland: Twelve Hours to Win the War, The Battle of North Cape, and Sovereigns of the Sea. A former naval officer, maritime archaeologist, and museum curator, he is now a full-time author, specializing in maritime and military history. He lives on the Orkney Islands, UK.

Table of Contents

· Prologue: The night attack
· Preface
· Chapter 1: The Hermione
· Chapter 2: Service in the West Indies
· Chapter 3: The Flogging Captain
· Chapter 4: Mutiny!
· Chapter 5: Spanish Protection
· Chapter 6: Hobson's Choice
· Chapter 7: Bligh and the Mutineers
· Chapter 8: An International Incident
· Chapter 9: The Cruise of the Surprise
· Chapter 10: The Cutting Out
· Chapter 11: The Aftermath
· Chapter 12: Rough Justice
· Epilogue
· Conclusion

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