Sunday Feb 13, 2022

Did Captain Cook Have a God Complex?

On Valentine's Day in 1779, Captain Cook's violent ways finally caught up to him. But it might have been avoided if he'd thought just a little bit less of himself.

 

This episode is indebted to the work of Dr. Shino Konishi of The University of Western Australia because of her excellent article on Cook's punishments, which you can read here:

https://theconversation.com/captain-cook-wanted-to-introduce-british-justice-to-indigenous-people-instead-he-became-increasingly-cruel-and-violent-127025

 

Music: "Ezekiel" by Christine Hand.

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