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Lecture Series: Britain and Egypt from Nelson to Nasser

This seminar will examine the story of British Arctic exploration


The search for the North-West Passage in the remote and inhospitable waters of the Arctic became one of the longest and most compelling adventure stories in the history of exploration. This seminar will examine the story of British Arctic exploration: the early voyages of Frobisher; early attempts by whalers to discover the passage; the tragic death of Franklin, whose disappearance gripped mid-Victorian observers; and Inglefield and Cresswell, the men who first discovered and charted the North-West Passage during their search for Franklin.


Speaker(s):

Julian Freeman | talks
Professor David Peters Corbett | talks
Dr Geoff Quilley | talks
Roger Tolson | talks
Angela Weight | talks

 

Date and Time:

13 May 2006 at 10:30 am

Duration:

Full Day

 

Venue:

National Maritime Museum
Park Row
Greenwich
SE10 9NF
020 8312 6716
http://www.nmm.ac.uk

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Tickets:

£29 (£22)

Available from:

email: bookings@nmm.ac.uk
telephone: 02083128560

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