BATAVIA’S GRAVEYARD: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History’s Bloodiest Mutiny. Mike Dash, Author. Crown $25 (p) ISBN. Batavia’s Graveyard has ratings and reviews. Jan-Maat said: Where to -fiction story of a shipwreck. A Dutch East India company ship. The bones of victims from a massacre four centuries old have emerged from a mass grave at ‘Batavia’s Graveyard’ on the Abrolhos Islands.

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Having thus eliminated much potential opposition, Cornelisz set about organising the rest to be murdered, including the women and children, starting with the ill and infirm.

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The influx of wealthy bataviw in the tide of refugess from Flanders made the city the greatest European entrepot by The fact that this particular mutineer’s state of dental hygiene was considered remarkable says much about hygiene standards in general at a time when scurvy was exceptionally common on long voyages Share your photos on Snap!

The potent mix of many men and few women without the firm hand of control then lead to a very ugly incident.

Your request has been submitted. Customers who bought this item also bought. In one sentence heretic goes all Lord of the flies, and the good guys win in the end – but not before in the order of innocents are slaughtered.


The mutineers became intoxicated with killing, and no one could stop them which led to a splurge of random killings. With adolescence looming, I was overjoyed to find myself just a few houses away from a fellow pre-teen traveler.

Batavia’s Graveyard was the name given to a small island off the western coast of Australia, now known as Beacon Island. In the dark morning hours of June 3, the Batavia smashed through a coral reef and ran aground on a small chain of islands near Australia. He was Bafavia Corneliszoon, a disgraced and bankrupt man with great charisma and dangerously heretical ideas.

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Receive a monthly newsletter with loads of great content. Learn more about Amazon Prime. The shipwreck was a prelude to an extraordinary tragedy. New animation technology reveals what the oceans’ floors would look like if they could be seen, with canyons and mountains deeper and taller than any found on dry land and certain features that no one could batzvia imagined.

I would recommend this book Quite a fasinating study of the times, human nature, and a horrorific event. Taking advantage of Dutch records and personal accounts of survivors Mike Dash presents a thorough account of one of the most tragic and disgusting stories of shipwrecks in history.

As stated by other reviewers, this is history meant to be read, not consulted, but the obvious depth Definitely not for the squeamish.

So, seventeenth-century graveyqrd off the coast of Australia turns into a scenario that makes Lord of the Flies look civilized. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.


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Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: He and 5 of his men were overpowered and tied up. Various and varied personalities bafavia are profiled are illuminated through frequent references to primary source materials.

Sometimes the super foreign names were hard to follow and I speak German, which is somewhat close to Dutch and I never was braveyard to care about any of the characters. The survivors landed on Beacon Batqvia. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Secondly, he was in danger of them warning any rescue ship approaching. However, just a great a threat to Cornelisz came in light of his religious persuasion.

Two things marred the book for me, however. I often feel let down by historical accounts that promise to read like a best-selling thriller, but this book really does, serving both to educate and entertain as you plough through it. The company also sent along a new employee to guard its treasure. I think the author should be commended for his thoroughness – he adds detail that provides context, not just more “facts.

One was what seemed like a random usage of first and last names.