Batavia's Graveyard

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The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny.

Author:                        Mike Dash

First published:          2002                   This edition:  2003              

Format:                        Softcover          446 pages

The true story of a mutiny, shipwreck, murder and survival.  In the autumn of 1628, the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia set sail on her maiden voyage to Java, loaded with a king's ransom in gold, silver and gems.  But, in the early hours of 4 June, the ship ran aground in an unexplored chain of islands off the coast of Australia.  More than 200 survivors were left stranded, at the mercy of a ruthless band of mutineers headed by a brilliant but deranged individual.  By the time rescue ships arrived three months later, less than 80 people were still alive ...

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