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Accessories - Others - Life and Death on the Royal Charter

 

Life and Death on the 'Royal Charter' - A true story of a teasure-ship wrecked on Anglesey.

Chris and Lesley Holden, Calgo Publications



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Life and Death on the 'Royal Charter' - A true story of a teasure-ship wrecked on Anglesey.

Chris and Lesley Holden, Calgo Publications

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"The Royal Charter - a total wreck at Moelfre."

Nearly 500 men, women and children were drowned within yards of the coast, as they and the ship were battered by hurricane-force winds against the jagged rocks, and 79,000 ounces, and more, of gold, was lost as the ship sank.
But how and why was the Royal Charter wrecked?
What were the repercussions of the tragedy?

These and other questions we attempt to answer in our book "Life and Death on the Royal Charter".

We trace the gold-rush in Australia and development of iron- and steam-ships and the launch of the Royal Charter at Sandycroft, Flintshire; her connection with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Great Britain and the Great Eastern; her first voyage with the Rev Scoresby on board, who was analysing the effects that an iron ship exerted on her compass; her subsequent voyages to and from Australia, to the time of her catastrophic wrecking, and the terrible loss of life that ensued.

We then follow the story of the aftermath of the wreck, the retrieval and burial of the bodies, the inquest and inquiry, and the recovery of the gold.

But the story does not end there, as we investigate the legislation that followed as a consequence of the sinking, and give a diver's-eye view of the wreck today.

Much has been written about the Royal Charter, but we have used the newspaper reports of that time, as being the most accurate reports available of the official findings, and of the mood of the times.

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