Tag Archives: Sir John Franklin

16 books related to Sir John Franklin you need to read….

After 160 years there are claims that one of Sir John Franklin’s ships has been found by a Canadian team that has been searching since 2008. The original, intensive search for Franklin’s lost expedition involved huge resources and numerous voyages … Continue reading

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Farthest North

One of the most popular subjects in which we publish in CLC is polar exploration. Inevitably, given the time period we cover, most of our books are about the Arctic rather than the Antarctic, though many of the early voyages … Continue reading

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The Douglas of Douglas Fir

David Douglas is another of those unfortunate people who are remembered for a Bizarre Death as much as for their achievements in life. The botanist and plant hunter fell into a pit dug by the natives in Hawai’i to trap … Continue reading

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Wrapped in the Union Flag

Picking up Sarah’s theme of celebrity . . .  I’ve mentioned before the amount of useful and interesting information to be gleaned from the Eagle comic in the 1950s. Another story which I read then (I think it might have … Continue reading

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