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The Shipwreck Cannibals: Captain John Deane and the Boon Island Flesh Eating Scandal

 
 
Author
Adam Nightingale.
Publisher History Press  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.75 x 4.85 x 0.7 inches
ISBN 9780752487236
Pages/Publication Date 223/2013
Daedalus Item Code 60071
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In August 1710, the British merchant ship Nottingham Galley sailed for New England until a storm shipwrecked the 14 crewmen on Boon Island, a barren stretch of rock off the coast of Maine. Two men died of exposure; two more perished in a failed attempt to reach shore. Captain John Deane gave the order to butcher and eat a deceased member of the crew—a bold decision that sustained the crew until their rescue. Deane was seen as an unlikely hero, until an alternative version of events emerged. The author of Masters of Crime here tells the story of a scandalous and grotesque forgotten episode in British maritime history and its bizarre aftermath, as First Mate Christopher Langman painted Deane as a violent fraudster, a tyrant, and an enthusiastic consumer of human flesh. The scandal forced Deane to flee his homeland and begin a life of misadventure that saw him fight as a mercenary for Peter the Great and spy for Robert Walpole.
 
 
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