Thursday, June 7, 2012
Twitter Ye Not - The Mutiny on the Bounty
A regular piece I did for the Daily Mail Weekend magazine about how figures in history might have twittered or tweeted or whatever, had they the chance, inclination and technology. This was the last one.
The Mutiny on the Bounty was a mutiny aboard the British Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty on 28 April 1789. It has been commemorated by several books, films, and popular songs. The mutiny was led by Fletcher Christian against the commanding officer Lieutenant William Bligh. According to most accounts, the sailors were attracted to the idyllic life on the Pacific island of Tahiti and repelled by the harsh treatment from their captain.
I have shown a stern Bligh on one side, a brazen Christian on t'other, the fated ship between them and a palm tree representing Tahiti.