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

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

Adam Nightingale / Jan 23, 2020

The Shipwreck Cannibals Captain John Dean and the Boon Island Flesh Eating Scandal A long forgotten tale gets a new life as this book reveals the true story of the th century shipwreck cannibalism scandalDuring the fierce winter of Englishmen had taken refuge on Boon Isla

  • Title: The Shipwreck Cannibals: Captain John Dean and the Boon Island Flesh Eating Scandal
  • Author: Adam Nightingale
  • ISBN: 9780752487236
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Paperback
  • A long forgotten tale gets a new life as this book reveals the true story of the 18th century shipwreck cannibalism scandalDuring the fierce winter of 1710, 14 Englishmen had taken refuge on Boon Island, a sparse 100 yard long stretch of rock, without food or adequate shelter, uncertain of when or if they would be rescued They endured for 24 days An attempt to escape faiA long forgotten tale gets a new life as this book reveals the true story of the 18th century shipwreck cannibalism scandalDuring the fierce winter of 1710, 14 Englishmen had taken refuge on Boon Island, a sparse 100 yard long stretch of rock, without food or adequate shelter, uncertain of when or if they would be rescued They endured for 24 days An attempt to escape failed and four men died Facing starvation, their captain, John Dean, gave the order to butcher and eat a member of the crew Dean s decision fended off starvation and sustained his crew until rescue John Dean first emerged an unlikely hero, but soon thereafter an alternative version of events began to circulate The First Mate painted Dean as a murderous fraudster, tyrant, and an enthusiastic consumer of human flesh Centering on the scandal that defined him, this book tells the forgotten story of John Dean criminal, mercenary, gentleman, diplomat, and cannibal.

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    1. So my big problem here is not with the writing (although it could be better) or with the actual content of the book, which is not uninteresting; the problem is that the synopsis of the book led me to believe I'd be reading about a group of men marooned on a rocky island, and all the difficulties of early 18th-century sailing, but that only takes up about the first two chapters of the book.The rest of it is a biography of John Deane - an adventurer if ever there was one - and it's again interesti [...]


    2. In August 1710 the Nottingham Galley set sail to New England carrying a cargo of rope from London and butter and cheese from Ireland. The ship was owned by business partners Jasper Deane, brother of Captain John Deane, and Charles Whitworth; who were all aboard for the voyage. All was uneventful until the ship neared the coast of New England in December, when the ship struck rock and the men managed to clamber onto the small, rocky Boon Island. Stranded for twenty four days in the freezing cold, [...]


    3. A fascinating story of survival on a bleak, wind-torn island in the North Atlantic through the cold of mid-winter. But this is just the start of the book. Once the survivors, frost bitten and gangrenous, are finally rescued, a rift opens up, with three men of the company accusing their captain of being the cause of the shipwreck and a murderous, indeed cannibalistic, monster. John Deane's subsequent career suggests that this was not the case, for he goes on to command successfully in Peter the G [...]


    4. for a book with cannibals in the title, there was certainly very little actual cannibalism in the book. i liked the approach nightingale took of discussing the various ways that the survivors attempted to portray this interlude in the papers, but other than that this was fairly boring. and i didn't find myself caring very much about their future careers.


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