Bound for the East Indies

Bound for the East Indies

AngličtinaMěkká vazba
Norman Andrew
Fonthill Media Ltd
EAN: 9781781557532
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The loss of East Indiaman HCS `Halsewell' on the coast of Dorset in southern England in January 1786, touched the very heart of the British nation. `Halsewell' was just one of many hundreds of vessels which had been in the service of the Honourable East India Company since its foundation in the year 1600. In the normal course of events, `Halsewell' would have been expected to serve out her working life, before passing unnoticed into the history books. However, this was not to be. Halsewell's loss was an event of such pathos as to inspire the greatest writer of the age Charles Dickens, to put pen to paper; the greatest painter of the age J. M. W. Turner, to apply brush to canvas, and the King and Queen to pay homage at the very place where the catastrophe occurred. Artefacts from the wreck continue to be recovered to this very day which, and for variety, interest, curiosity, and exoticism, rival those recovered from Spanish armada galleons wrecked off the west coast of Ireland two centuries previously. Such artefacts shed further light both on `Halsewell' herself, and on the extraordinary lives of those who sailed in her.
EAN 9781781557532
ISBN 1781557535
Typ produktu Měkká vazba
Vydavatel Fonthill Media Ltd
Datum vydání 10. září 2020
Stránky 160
Jazyk English
Rozměry 234 x 156 x 12
Země United Kingdom
Sekce General
Autoři Norman Andrew
Ilustrace 54 colour and black & white illustrations