Thursday, 14 January 2010

14. Cook, Bligh and a certain mutiny

Cooks 1775 chart of Newfoundland.  Used until the 20th Century.

This episode takes a look at explorers not the usual fighting and politics.  Cook sails to the Pacific Ocean and Bligh is only remembered because of a certain mutiny.

Listen to Episode 14


  1. New website looks really good.

  2. I'm a big military history fan but found this episode to be extremely interesting, keep up the good work!

  3. Glad you like the new site Jim. And glad you found the podcast Des.

  4. Tony:
    Enjoying the Navy Royal immensely. Now that I can get outdoors and walk again, your company is most enjoyable + I'm getting smarter.
    Keep wearing the WB cap. I want feedback from Richmond.

  5. Per prior question you asked, I agree with proceeding through the Falkland Islands, though I would love a mini-series on the Falkland War itself.

    Keep up the good work, much enjoyed.

  6. I really enjoy your podcast...I understand that you're not a podcaster by trade so we have be patient with the sporadic nature of these podcasts...but I still wish they came out faster! Keep up the good work!

  7. Found the podcast only yesterday, so still busy with the previous pods. But sure do love them! Please keep going on!

  8. Hi, I found your podcast recently, and am catching up fast.

    I prefer the more narrative episodes, as in your influences on the American constitution and the current Royal Navy series. I found the Battle of Britain series got too bogged down in the day-by-day statistics for my taste.

    One nit to pick, if I may. I was astonished to hear in this exploration episode that Batavia was located in the West Indies. As I'm listening in Jakarta (formerly Batavia), I have to tell you it was in the East Indies, now Indonesia.