His Majesty’s Government having determined upon
sending an Expedition from the Shores of Hudson’s
Bay by land to explore the Northern Coast of America
from the Mouth of the C...
The English explorer Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) is perhaps the most important figure in the search for the Northwest Passage.In the 40-year period after the Napoleonic Wars, the British Admiralty t...
John Franklin will always be better known, deservedly, for the events of his life than for his narratives of them; yet his two books of early-nineteenth-century arctic travels present some of the best...