Fletcher Christian

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Fletcher H Christian
BirthplaceMoreland Close, Brigham, Cumberland, England, Great Britain
Master's Mate

Christian, Fletcher

(fl. late 18th century) leader of mutinous sailors against Captain Bligh (1789). [Am. Lit.: Mutiny on the Bounty]
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The luxurious and green flora almost smothers Tom and Betty Christian's house, which is built at the very spot of that of their famous ancestor, Fletcher Christian.
The crew sailed from North America to bring the vessel to the North- East for the first time and are due to recreate its namesake's illfated 1789 trip to Tahiti, which saw Fletcher Christian lead the mutiny.
The most historically interesting comment is the list of mutineers, headed by Fletcher Christian, with each mutineer's physical appearance described in detail.
One girl, however, unearths the truth that Mary is the daughter of Fletcher Christian and uses that knowledge to blackmail her.
From HMS Bounty, artefacts include a coconut, inscribed with Bligh's initials and the date--April 1789, the month he was ejected from his ship by one Fletcher Christian, as well as the small azimuth compass which Bligh and his 18 loyal men used to reach safety in Timor, an astounding 3,618 nautical miles away.
So to make room for the new wines, I staged a Fletcher Christian mutiny on the Bounty.
Narrated by Roger Byam, a former midshipman and linguist aboard the vessel, the novel describes how Fletcher Christian and 15 others revolted against the petty, tyrannical Bligh, setting him and a number of loyal men adrift in a small craft in the South Seas.
Mutiny on the Bounty is the tale of the British Royal Navy sailing ship and the conflict between Captain William Bligh and his executive officer, Fletcher Christian, during their lengthy voyage from Britain to the South Seas in pursuit of breadfruit plants.
The story tells how the mate of the ship, Fletcher Christian, and a number of the crew rebel and set Captain Bligh adrift in an open boat with the loyal members of the crew.
On April 28, 1789, there was a mutiny on the HMS Bounty as rebelling crew members of the British ship led by Fletcher Christian set the captain, William Bligh, and 18 sailors adrift in a launch in the South Pacific.