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Sir John Franklin’s Epic Disaster

Lecture no. 17 from the course: History's Greatest Voyages of Exploration

Sir John Franklin’s Epic Disaster

Taught by Professor Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Consider a tragic episode: the doomed expedition of Sir John Franklin, who disappeared in 1845 along with his crew while searching for the Northwest Passage. Compare theories on the fate of the men, and see how the mystery captured the imagination of Franklin’s contemporaries, helping to create a culture of adventure.

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