World History 1806

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



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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