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    DescriptionThe story begins in 1629, when the pride of the Dutch East India Company, the Batavia, is on its maiden voyage en route from Amsterdam to the Dutch East Indies, laden down with the greatest treasure to leave Holland. The magnificent ship is already boiling over with a mutinous plot that is just about to break into the open when, just off the coast of Western Australia, it strikes an unseen reef in the middle of the night. While Commandeur Francisco Pelsaert decides to take the long-boat across 2000 miles of open sea for help, his second-in-command Jeronimus Cornelisz takes over, quickly deciding that 250 people on a small island is unwieldy for the small number of supplies they have. Quietly, he puts forward a plan to 40 odd mutineers how they could save themselves, kill most of the rest and spare only a half-dozen or so women, including his personal fancy, Lucretia Jansz - one of the noted beauties of Holland - to service their sexual needs. A reign of terror begins, countered only by a previously anonymous soldier Wiebbe Hayes, who begins to gather to him those are prepared to do what it takes to survive...


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    Title
    Batavia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Fitzsimons, Read by Richard Aspel
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 137 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781743140253
    ISBN 10: 1743140258
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJM
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1M
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    LC classification: DU
    BISAC V2.8: HIS004000
    Abridged Dewey: 990
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Bolinda Publishing
    Imprint name
    Bolinda Publishing
    Publication date
    15 October 2012