Ghosts of Rosevear, by T Stevens and E Cumming

Ghosts of Rosevear and the Wreck of the Nancy Packet
by Todd Stevens and Edward Cumming

Paperback. Mint condition
Black and white illustrations and photographs.

In the early 1780’s the English East India Company was at war with the Hindus from Southern India. The Governor of the Bombay Presidency, William Hornby was under pressure from the Directors of the Company to provide intelligence on the military progress, as fast as possible, to London. In order to achieve this, the East India Company provided Hornby with an armed brig called the Nancy. Nancy was fitted out as a fast express mail packet and Captain John Haldane was appointed as Captain. His partner was the notorious London actress Ann Cargill. William Pitt (the younger) was outraged that “an actress should be defiling the pure shores of India” and ordered her return to England. The Nancy with a crew of 36, 12 passengers including Ann and her illegitimate baby and “secret” dispatches for East India House London, left India in December 1783. The Nancy was to witness a serious mutiny at Jamestown, St Helena before being wrecked off Rosevear, Isles of Scilly during a ferocious storm on the 25th Feb. 1784. This book is an account of the events.

208 pages
148 mm x 210mm (6 in x 8.25 in)
2008, Todd Stevens and MIBEC Enterprises, England

£10.00

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 24 × 18 × 3 cm

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