In the end 33 mutineers were caught, and 24 of them were hanged

Late in the evening of September 21st, 1797, as the frigate HMS Hermione was patrolling the waters of the Caribbean, her crew rose up in bloody mutiny(...)

Robert E Lee: known bitterly as the greatest Yankee-killer of all time, he died 150 years ago in October 1870

On the afternoon of April 9th, 1865, Robert Edward Lee, the recently appointed general-in-chief of the armies of the Confederate States of America, su(...)

Officials stand beside an empty court before the scheduled start of an NBA basketball game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic in Florida on Wednesday. Photograph: Ashley Landis/AP

This week Letetra Wildman, the sister of Jacob Blake, delivered a gripping message: “I don’t want your pity, I want change.” Apparently, the NBA rece(...)

Rapper Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance in North Charleston, South Carolina, on Sunday. Photograph: Lauren Petracca/The Post And Courier/AP

Kanye West has launched his campaign tour for the US presidential election in chaotic fashion at an event in Charleston, South Carolina, delivering a (...)

The French surrender at Goodwick Sands on February 24th, 1797. Photograph: National Library of Wales

As darkness fell off the Pembrokeshire coast on the evening of February 22nd, 1797, 16 boatloads of French and Irish troops, arrayed in dark brown and(...)

Nascar driver Bubba Wallace’s car sporting a Black Lives Matter logo at a race in Martinsville, Virginia last Wednesday.   Photograph: Steve Helber/AP

England were meant to kick off their Euro 2020 campaign at Wembley on Sunday afternoon. The showdown with Croatia will have to wait for next year’s re(...)

A protective barrier is seen around the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square in London in anticipation of protests on Friday. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

The commemoration of the 1912-22 decade of revolution has been striking for what it has not been. Apart from a few notable recriminations, including c(...)

A Confederate flag held by a Cork supporter after the hurling All-Ireland quarter-final in 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Confederate flags will be confiscated from any Cork fans attending hurling and football matches in Cork whenever games resume in front of fans, Cork C(...)

Democratic presidential candidates, Senator Elizabeth Warren, talks with Senator  Bernie Sanders, on stage after the Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center. Photograph: AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

The Democratic presidential candidates bickered and shouted over each other in a series of chaotic exchanges on Tuesday night, in the final debate bef(...)

Wind and rain hit empty streets in Charleston, South Carolina, as Hurricane Dorian moves along the southeastern US coast. Photograph: Lucie  Aubourg/AFP/Getty Images

The nearly deserted rain-lashed streets of Charleston, South Carolina, began to disappear beneath water on Thursday as Hurricane Dorian churned a few (...)

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