The Mutiny on HMS Bounty – 28 April 1789

Posted on April 27th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

On 28 April 1789, Fletcher Christian and his mutineers seized control of Captain William Bligh’s ship, HMS Bounty.

We found this fascinating account of the mutiny in ‘The Oxford Journal’ of 20 March 1790, and thought we’d post this historic newspaper report on the blog.

historical newspaper story about the mutiny on HMS Bounty

Oxford Journal – Saturday 20 March 1790

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  • http://MSNUK Bryan Smith

    I grew up with the film/books “HOLLYWOOD” history of this event It is simply Stunning to read this article

    • BNA

      Hi Bryan, we’re delighted to hear that you enjoyed reading ths article about the mutiny on HMS Bounty. Regards, Grant.

  • http://MSNUK Bryan Smith

    I thought I knew