Exhibition

Bligh

Hero or Villain?

William Bligh, By John Smart, 1803, Pencil and watercolour, © National Portrait Gallery, London

Bligh – Hero or Villain challenges this stereotype, looking beyond the Bounty mutiny to explore the many sides of one of the maritime world’s most infamous figures.

  • 5 June – 1 November 2019

    Almost universally portrayed as a villain in movies and books, does this view of William Bligh stand scrutiny today? Bligh – Hero or Villain challenges this stereotype, looking beyond the Bounty mutiny to explore the many sides of one of the maritime world’s most infamous figures. Come and judge for yourself, but be prepared for some surprises!

    Image: William Bligh, By John Smart, 1803, Pencil and watercolour, © National Portrait Gallery, London