Spithead and Nore Mutinies - in The Arts

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  • Herman Melville's novel Billy Budd, and the opera based on it by Benjamin Britten, are set immediately after the main mutinies.
  • The Men They Couldn't Hang, an English folk-punk group, commemorated the executed leaders of the mutiny in the ballad "The Colours" (1988).
  • Mutiny by Julian Stockwin is a fictional account of the Nore mutiny.
  • The movie H.M.S. Defiant (released in the U.S. as Damn the Defiant!) is a fictional account of a similar mutiny at sea at this time.
  • The father of the protagonist of Frederick Marryat's The King's Own was hanged for his part in the Nore mutiny.
  • Much of the Dewey Lambdin novel A King's Captain is set during the Nore Mutiny as seen by the protagonist, Alan Lewrie.

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