Batavia's Graveyard : The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny
by Mike Dash


Overview - In 1628 the Dutch East India Company loaded the Batavia, the flagship of its fleet, with a king's ransom in gold, silver, and gems for her maiden voyage to Java; the ship itself was a tangible symbol of the world's richest and most powerful monopoly.

The company also sent along a new employee to guard its treasure.  Read more...


 
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Overview
In 1628 the Dutch East India Company loaded the Batavia, the flagship of its fleet, with a king's ransom in gold, silver, and gems for her maiden voyage to Java; the ship itself was a tangible symbol of the world's richest and most powerful monopoly.

The company also sent along a new employee to guard its treasure. He was Jeronimus Corneliszoon, a disgraced and bankrupt man with great charisma and dangerously heretical ideas. With the help of a few disgruntled sailors, he hatched a plot to seize the ship and her riches. The mutiny might have succeeded, but in the dark morning hours of June 3, 1629, the Batavia smashed through a coral reef and ran aground on a small chain of islands near Australia. The captain and skipper escaped the wreck, and in a tiny lifeboat they set sail for Java--some 1,500 miles north--to summon help. More than 250 frightened survivors waded ashore, thankful to be alive. Unfortunately, Jeronimus and the mutineers had survived too, and the nightmare was only beginning.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780609807163
  • ISBN-10: 0609807161
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • Publish Date: May 2003
  • Page Count: 512
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds


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