John Byron's Record-Setting Circumnavigation on the Dolphin
In 1764, John Byron (1723-1786) left England in command of a two-ship expedition to circle the globe. He returned slightly l...
British Explorer and Naval Admiral
After the exploration of Australia and New Zealand by Dutchman Abel Tasman (c. 1603-1659), a feverish period of sea exploration began, setting t...
Born November 8, 1723, Nottinghamshire, England Died April 10, 1786, London, England
During the eighteenth century, political and commercial rivalries among European nations—includi...