Voyages of Discovery,Tentative Reaches into an Unknown World
The early days of exploration, those voyages of discovery. Did Magellan or one of his ships become the first to reach the Falkland Islands? We will probably never know but he certainly forged the way to the Pacific and beyondRead More
The Golden Hind
The Golden Hind will be part of Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee flotilla down the Thames, what impact did Drakes voyage have on the nation just over 430 years ago?Read More
Family Home of Thomas Blake Glover 1838-1911 at Glover House in 1864
Thomas Blake Glover an intriguing influence on the Meiji Restoration. mining, ship-building and Mistubishi with his family home in Aberdeen.Read More
American War, prison hulks, Joseph Banks, Australia. Connect!
The American War, Joseph Banks, prison hulks and Australia, what connects them all? Connections exist across all areas of history including our own, it’s just a matter of discovering themRead More
List of first settler surnames Jamestown
Is your surname in the list of first settler surnames Jamestown? Many Americans have roots that stretch deep down under the Atlantic ocean and pop up in the UK. Read on to discover if your family name was included in the list of first settlers in Jamestown. Much has been written about the intrepid first…Read More
How did the Jamestown colony survive?
How did the Jamestown Colonists survive? They went in search of finding their fortunes, full of hope and ambition. The reality was much harsher and more difficult than they could have imagined. Find out here how they survive their rials and tribulations.Read More
Captain John Smith C17th Capitalist?
The name of Captain John Smith, is, in the minds of many British people intrinsically linked to ‘Pocahontas’ , his native American saviour. Beyond this connection though, his writings on the settlement of Virginia are quite vigorous and erudite and he could be judged as having a very positive influence on how the New England…Read More
Cook and Endeavour discover and chart New Zealand 1769-1770
Edges of the New World, Cook’s Strait and New Zealand is curcum navigated and charted by the crew of Endeavour…Read More
HMS endeavour Bark Sailed from Plymouth with James Cook in Command in 1768
Cook set sail from Plymouth on his voyage to discover the new world…Read More
Captain James Cook Mariner Navigator born 1728 Yorkshire
Where was Capt James Cook born in 1728 and what led to his distinguished naval career pioneering navigation…did your relatives know him, was your family connected and did any of your family sail with him on his famous expeditions, see our series of James Cook posts…Read More