As news of the overthrow and arrest of William Bligh trickles back to England, Sir Joseph Banks mounts a PR offensive against the military junta now running New South Wales. Meanwhile, tensions simmer in the colony as pro-Bligh loyalists start to organise in the countryside and Macarthur and his supporters find themselves marooned amidst a hostile population.
Imprisoned inside government house, Bligh watches on and bides his time as the rebel leadership starts fighting amongst themselves, before making an audacious bid for freedom on the high seas.
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