William Bligh, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Sieni
N 51° 29.804 W 000° 06.644
30U E 700547 N 5709024
Quick Description: William Bligh - of "Mutiny on the Bounty" fame.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/8/2008 2:26:03 PM
Waymark Code: WM3Z20
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 50sumtin
Views: 27

Long Description:

William Bligh is famous for the mutiny against his command on board HM Armed Vessel Bounty in 1789, which was the subject of a novel (by Charles Nordhoff and James Hall in 1932) and several films in which the part of Bligh has been played by Charles Laughton(1935), Trevor Howard(1962) and Anthony Hopkins(1984) [1]

The extent to which the sadistic disciplinarian as portrayed in the novel and films resembled the real Bligh is the subject of much debate [1,3].

He was buried at St Mary-at-Lambeth church, a short distance North of the site of the plaque, which now houses the Museum of Garden History [2]

The plaque reads:

William Bligh 1754-1817 Commander of the "Bounty" lived here

Further Information:

  1. Channel 4 Real Lives
  2. Museum of Garden History
  3. History - Hollywood style
  4. Wikipedia

Blue Plaque managing agency: London County Council

Individual Recognized: William Bligh

Physical Address:
100 Lambeth Road
London, UK
SE1


Web Address: [Web Link]

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