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Captain Scott's diary - last entry (the British Library site has a virtual facsimilie of the whole volume)

Read Captain Scott's diary as he and his four companions reached the South Pole on 7 January and discover more treasures of the British Library.

Sir James Clark Ross 1800-62 - Henry William Pickersgill

Sir James Clark Ross 1800-62 - Henry William Pickersgill

The British Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson who joined the navy at the age of 12 and was made a captain at 20, made his last sea voyage in a barrel. Mortally wounded in his hour of triumph at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, he died aboard his flagship Victory. His body was brought back to England for burial pickled in brandy to stop it decomposing on the long journey home. It is said that his men drank the brandy afterwards!!

The British Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson who joined the navy at the age of 12 and…

Portrait of Captain Sir John Ross

Arctic Explorers, North Pole, North West

Admiral Woodward, British Task Force commander - Falklands War March-April 1982.    Looking at amount of awards and decorations.

Admiral Woodward, British Task Force commander - Falklands War March-April Looking at amount of awards and decorations.

The magnetic North Pole was located by Sir James Clark Ross on his Arctic exploration expedition with Admiral Parry on this day 1st June, 1831

The magnetic North Pole was located by Sir James Clark Ross on his Arctic exploration expedition with Admiral Parry on this day June, 1831

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