NHA News Release: June 8, 2016

Author Glynn Christian Speaks About Bounty Mutiny on June 27

NANTUCKET, MA – The Nantucket Historical Association (NHA) is pleased to announce that author Glynn Christian will present his book Mrs. Christian – ‘Bounty’ Mutineer on Monday, June 27, 2016, at 6 P.M. at the Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street.

Glynn Christian, direct descendent and biographer of Fletcher Christian (the leader of the 1789 mutiny on the British Royal Navy vessel HMS Bounty), reveals important historical connections between Nantucket and Pitcairn Island, the secret refuge of Bounty mutineers for almost twenty years. Christian unveils the untold story of Mautua, the Tahitian wife of Bounty mutineer Fletcher Christian, and what she and eleven other women endured to survive on Pitcairn Island.

“The NHA is excited to welcome Glynn Christian to the Whaling,” says Brianne Roth, NHA Public Programs Coordinator. “As a direct descendent of Fletcher Christian, his lecture is sure to be a treat.”

Glynn Christian is a director, writer, food journalist, public speaker, and BBC-TV chef, and helped found the UK Guild of Food Writers. Real Flavours, the handbook of gourmet and deli ingredients, is Glynn’s best-known amongst more than twenty-four cookbooks and was voted “World’s Best Food Guide” at Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards. Christian lives in London and for the past few years, has been an official guide at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He is currently working on a book about soldier’s diets throughout history.

Tickets for this special lecture are $10 per person and free for NHA members. Advance registration is recommended at www.nha.org/tickets. Doors open at 5:30 P.M., with the lecture beginning promptly at 6 P.M.

For more information, visit www.nha.org or call (508) 228-1894.

Event Information:
Mrs. Christian: ‘Bounty’ Mutineer
with author Glynn Christian
Monday, June 27, 2016
6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.)
FREE for NHA members
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street