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Henry Hudson - Found Hudon's Bay, Was Lost in It - britishheritage.org
Henry Hudson - Found Hudon's Bay, Was Lost in It - britishheritage.org
Henry Hudson - Found Hudon's Bay, Was Lost in It - britishheritage.org
Henry Hudson - Found Hudon's Bay, Was Lost in It - britishheritage.org

Henry Hudson (1565 –1611) was an English sea explorer and navigator during the early 17th century, best known for his explorations of present-day Canada and parts of the northeastern United States. In 1607 and 1608, Hudson made attempts on behalf of English merchants to find a Northeast Passage t...

Ernest Shackleton - Beyond Endurance - britishheritage.org
Ernest Shackleton - Beyond Endurance - britishheritage.org
Ernest Shackleton - Beyond Endurance - britishheritage.org
Ernest Shackleton - Beyond Endurance - britishheritage.org
Ernest Shackleton - Beyond Endurance - britishheritage.org
Ernest Shackleton - Beyond Endurance - britishheritage.org
Ernest Shackleton - Beyond Endurance - britishheritage.org
Ernest Shackleton - Beyond Endurance - britishheritage.org
Ernest Shackleton - Beyond Endurance - britishheritage.org
Ernest Shackleton - Beyond Endurance - britishheritage.org

Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874–1922) was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic. He was one of the principal figures of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, and had accompanied another leading light, Captain Robert Scott, as third officer on the pola...

Robert Falcon Scott  - Scott of the Antarctic - britishheritage.org
Robert Falcon Scott  - Scott of the Antarctic - britishheritage.org
Robert Falcon Scott  - Scott of the Antarctic - britishheritage.org
Robert Falcon Scott  - Scott of the Antarctic - britishheritage.org
Robert Falcon Scott  - Scott of the Antarctic - britishheritage.org
Robert Falcon Scott  - Scott of the Antarctic - britishheritage.org
Robert Falcon Scott  - Scott of the Antarctic - britishheritage.org
Robert Falcon Scott  - Scott of the Antarctic - britishheritage.org
Robert Falcon Scott  - Scott of the Antarctic - britishheritage.org
Robert Falcon Scott  - Scott of the Antarctic - britishheritage.org

Captain Robert Falcon Scott (1868–1912) was a Royal Navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery expedition of 1901–1904 and the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition of 1910–1913. On the first expedition, he set a new southern record by marching to latitude...

Richard Francis Burton  - The Linguist Explorer - britishheritage.org
Richard Francis Burton  - The Linguist Explorer - britishheritage.org
Richard Francis Burton  - The Linguist Explorer - britishheritage.org
Richard Francis Burton  - The Linguist Explorer - britishheritage.org
Richard Francis Burton  - The Linguist Explorer - britishheritage.org
Richard Francis Burton  - The Linguist Explorer - britishheritage.org
Richard Francis Burton  - The Linguist Explorer - britishheritage.org
Richard Francis Burton  - The Linguist Explorer - britishheritage.org
Richard Francis Burton  - The Linguist Explorer - britishheritage.org
Richard Francis Burton  - The Linguist Explorer - britishheritage.org

Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821–1890) was a British explorer, writer, scholar, and soldier. He was famed for his travels and explorations in Asia, Africa, and the Americas, as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures. According to one count, he spoke twenty-nine European, As...

Martin Frobisher  - In Search of the North-West Passage - britishheritage.org
Martin Frobisher  - In Search of the North-West Passage - britishheritage.org
Martin Frobisher  - In Search of the North-West Passage - britishheritage.org
Martin Frobisher  - In Search of the North-West Passage - britishheritage.org
Martin Frobisher  - In Search of the North-West Passage - britishheritage.org
Martin Frobisher  - In Search of the North-West Passage - britishheritage.org
Martin Frobisher  - In Search of the North-West Passage - britishheritage.org
Martin Frobisher  - In Search of the North-West Passage - britishheritage.org
Martin Frobisher  - In Search of the North-West Passage - britishheritage.org
Martin Frobisher  - In Search of the North-West Passage - britishheritage.org

Sir Martin Frobisher (1535–1594) was an English seaman and privateer who made three voyages to the New World looking for the fabled North-West Passage. He probably sighted Resolution Island near Labrador in north-eastern Canada, before entering Frobisher Bay and landing on present-day Baffin Isla...

Freya Stark - Intrepid Middle East Traveller - britishheritage.org

Freya Stark (1893–1993), was an Anglo-Italian explorer and travel writer. She wrote more than two dozen books on her travels in the Middle East and Afghanistan. She was one of the first non-Arabs to travel through the southern Arabian Desert. When she was thirty years old, Stark chose to study la...

Ranulph Fiennes - Our Greatest Living Explorer - britishheritage.org
Ranulph Fiennes - Our Greatest Living Explorer - britishheritage.org
Ranulph Fiennes - Our Greatest Living Explorer - britishheritage.org
Ranulph Fiennes - Our Greatest Living Explorer - britishheritage.org
Ranulph Fiennes - Our Greatest Living Explorer - britishheritage.org
Ranulph Fiennes - Our Greatest Living Explorer - britishheritage.org
Ranulph Fiennes - Our Greatest Living Explorer - britishheritage.org
Ranulph Fiennes - Our Greatest Living Explorer - britishheritage.org
Ranulph Fiennes - Our Greatest Living Explorer - britishheritage.org
Ranulph Fiennes - Our Greatest Living Explorer - britishheritage.org

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, (born 7 March 1944), is a British explorer and holder of several endurance records. He is also a writer and poet. Fiennes served in the British Army for eight years, including a counter-insurgency attachment to the Sultanate of Oman. He was the first person to visit both the...

John Cabot  - North American Trail-blazer - britishheritage.org
John Cabot  - North American Trail-blazer - britishheritage.org
John Cabot  - North American Trail-blazer - britishheritage.org
John Cabot  - North American Trail-blazer - britishheritage.org
John Cabot  - North American Trail-blazer - britishheritage.org
John Cabot  - North American Trail-blazer - britishheritage.org
John Cabot  - North American Trail-blazer - britishheritage.org
John Cabot  - North American Trail-blazer - britishheritage.org
John Cabot  - North American Trail-blazer - britishheritage.org
John Cabot  - North American Trail-blazer - britishheritage.org

John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto c. 1450 – c. 1500) was an Italian navigator and explorer. His 1497 voyage to the coast of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England is the earliest-known European exploration of coastal North America since the Norse visits to Vinland in the e...

John Rolfe - The First Tobacco Baron - britishheritage.org
John Rolfe - The First Tobacco Baron - britishheritage.org

John Rolfe (1585–1622) was one of the early English settlers of North America. He is credited with the first successful cultivation of tobacco as an export crop in North America, in the Colony of Virginia starting in 1611. In 1609, Rolfe and his young family joined the Third Supply relief fleet t...

William Adams - Advisor to the Shogun - britishheritage.org
William Adams - Advisor to the Shogun - britishheritage.org
William Adams - Advisor to the Shogun - britishheritage.org
William Adams - Advisor to the Shogun - britishheritage.org
William Adams - Advisor to the Shogun - britishheritage.org
William Adams - Advisor to the Shogun - britishheritage.org
William Adams - Advisor to the Shogun - britishheritage.org
William Adams - Advisor to the Shogun - britishheritage.org
William Adams - Advisor to the Shogun - britishheritage.org
William Adams - Advisor to the Shogun - britishheritage.org

William Adams (1564–1620), known in Japanese as Miura Anjin ("the pilot of Miura"), was an English navigator who, in 1600, was the first Englishman to reach Japan, leading a five-ship expedition for a private Dutch fleet. Of the few survivors of the only ship that reached Japan, Adams and his sec...

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