World History 1806

About the history of the world in 1806, William Bligh becomes governor of Australia, Napoleon blockades British ports.

TWO CENTURIES OF WORLD HISTORY: 1778-1978

1806

Adm. William Bligh took over the governorship of New South Wales, Australia--an appointment he received in 1805. Attempting to discipline the population by the same methods he had used on the Bounty, he got the same result. When a rebellion broke out, Governor Bligh was placed under arrest and later recalled to England. (See "Mutinies," Chap. 10.)

Nov. 21 Napoleon ordered a blockade of British ports and the closing of Continental ports to British vessels. He hoped this attack on the British economy, called the "Continental System," would result in a revolt of the British unemployed.

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