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Deadly Winter Martyn Beardsley

Deadly Winter By Martyn Beardsley

Deadly Winter by Martyn Beardsley


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A biography of the British explorer Sir John Franklin, who set out for the Arctic in 1845. It examines Franklin's incident-filled and sometimes contentious career as an explorer and a sailor, as well as taking a look at his personal life.

Deadly Winter Summary

Deadly Winter: The Life of Sir John Franklin by Martyn Beardsley

This is a biography of the British explorer Sir John Franklin. Theories - many wild - continue to abound on the fate of his final expedition, which set out for the Arctic in 1845 full of expectation but was never heard from again. This book examines Franklin's incident-filled and sometimes contentious career as an explorer, including theories old and new regarding the fate of his final Northwest Passage expedition, and the questions over his first Arctic overland expedition, where many men died of cold and starvation and Franklin himself was hours from death. But the author also looks at Franklin the sailor and the man. He was present at two of Nelson's most famous battles, Copenhagen and Trafalgar, and sailed with the great navigator Matthew Flinders on the first circumnavigation of Australia. The book covers his governorship of Tasmania, and gives an insight into the corruption and political chicanery which finally drove him out. Franklin was married to two exceptional women, and through surviving letters and diaries we get a glimpse of his relationship with the precocious but frail Eleanor Anne Porden, who died tragically young while he was away on an expedition. He subsequently married the strong-willed Jane Griffin, who won great admiration in her attempts to pressure the Admiralty to step up their efforts to find her missing husband.

About Martyn Beardsley

Martyn Beardsley is a writer of children's fiction who became fascinated by the Franklin story while researching a children's novel inspired partly by the 1845 Northwest Passage expedition. He is a contributor to History for All magazine.

Additional information

GOR006918420
9781861761873
1861761872
Deadly Winter: The Life of Sir John Franklin by Martyn Beardsley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Greenhill Books
2002-03-27
256
N/A
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