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British search for the Northwest Passage in the eighteenth century.

Glyndwr Williams

British search for the Northwest Passage in the eighteenth century.

by Glyndwr Williams

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Published by Published for the Royal Commonwealth Society by Longmans in [London] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Northwest Passage.,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Voyages and travels -- History -- 18th century.,
    • Northwest Passage.,
    • Great Britain -- History, Naval -- 18th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 283-294. Bibliographical footnotes.

      SeriesImperial studies, no. 24
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsG640 .W5
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 306 p.
      Number of Pages306
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5874646M
      LC Control Number63003087

        “Voyages of Delusion will undoubtedly stand as the authoritative piece on eighteenth century quests for the Northwest Passage The strength of Williams’ book lies in his detailed and exciting prose seamlessly interwoven with primary sources. Northwest Passage is a Technicolor film, starring Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey, and picture is based on a novel by Kenneth Roberts titled Northwest Passage (). In February , the film was shown at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, as part of a retrospective dedicated to King Vidor's on: Northwest Passage, novel, by .

      By the last half of the eighteenth century Spanish soldiers and missionaries had made their way as far as San Antonio, Santa Fe, Tucson, and San Francisco. British Passage to the Pacific. was directed by the British government to collect information about the fur trade and search for a possible northwest passage. Using Vancouver's. The Northwest Passage in nineteenth-century Britain, Although this collective work can certainly be read as a self-contained book, it may also be considered as a sequel to our first volume, also edited by Frederic Regard, The Quest for the Northwest Passage: Knowledge, Nation, Empire, , published in

      In the later eighteenth century the English explorers James Cook and George Vancouver were clearly driven in part to find the Northwest Passage that Valerianos had described. When they did not find it, their priority became denigrating Spanish claims and promoting their own discoveries (see the selections below from George Vancouver). A few weeks later Gray encountered the exploring party headed by Captain George Vancouver, another British expedition in search of the Northwest Passage. Gray told Vancouver of his "discovery" of the Columbia, a watershed known and occupied by thousands of .


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British search for the Northwest Passage in the eighteenth century by Glyndwr Williams Download PDF EPUB FB2

18th-century voyages for the Northwest Passage. There were many expeditions in search of a Northwest Passage during the s. They include the voyages of Frances Smith, Samuel Hearne and James Cook.

By the end of the century, George Vancouver had explored the northwest coast in detail. Across this neglected territory, one could ask for no better guide than Williams, whose first book, The British search for the Northwest Passage in the Eighteenth Century, opened the subject forty years ago, and who returns here as a veteran with a.

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Search metadata Search text contents Search TV news captions Search archived web sites THE BRITISH SEARCH FOR THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY THE BRITISH SEARCH FOR THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY by GLYNDWR WILLIAMS.

Publication date Publisher THE ROYAL. This book investigates a number of 18th-century voyages of discovery for a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic Ocean to the East Indies, a passage that took root in the imaginations of cartographers and explorers (and their sponsors) and would not by: Northwest Passage.

Told through the eyes of primary character Langdon Towne, much of this novel centers around the exploits and character of Robert Rogers, the leader of Rogers' Rangers, who were a colonial force fighting with the British during the French and Indian War. Structurally, Northwest Passage is divided into halves/5.

More editions of The British Search For The Northwest Passage In The Eighteenth Century: THE BRITISH SEARCH FOR THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: ISBN () Softcover, Nabu Press, The Northwest Passage, however, remained the most important goal, and the search for the passage continued even though at that time such a route had no commercial value.

Proof of the existence of the passage in the mids only revealed how difficult its transit would be, and it was not until the early 20th cent. that the first transit was.

European explorers first began to search for the Northwest Passage in the fifteenth century, but treacherous conditions and sea ice cover made the route impassible, foiling many expeditions. British search for the Northwest Passage in the eighteenth century.

[London]: Published for the Royal Commonwealth Society by Longmans, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Glyndwr Williams. Many British seamen sailed in search of the passage in the 16th century, for whom many sections of the arctic were named. More and more expeditions were sent there, including the Hudson expedition in the early s, and each voyage discovered and mapped more of the arctic, but no explorer ever came close to sailing through the arctic to the.

This first half of the book is easily the most interesting, rich in fairly accurate detail about Rogers' leadership and the audacious heroism of his Rangers.

It was the basis for the movie "Northwest Passage", starring Spencer Tracy. The second half of the book follows Major Rogers' further career in England and on the Northwest frontier/5(98).

In The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake, Samuel Bawlf offers fascinating insight into life at sea in the sixteenth century, from the dangers of mutiny and the difficulty of understanding patterns of wind and current to the arduous physical challenges faced every day by Drake’s men.

But it is Bawlf's assertion of Drake’s whereabouts in the summer of that gives his book. Discovering the world in the 18th century. The Enlightenment was an age of reason and learning that flourished across Europe and America from about to Housed in the oldest room in the present Museum – originally designed to house King George III's Library – this diverse permanent exhibition shows how British people understood the.

The quest for the passage was one of the world’s severest maritime challenges. The route is located miles ( km) north of the Arctic Circle and less than 1, miles (1, km) from the North Pole. It consists of a series of deep channels through Canada’s Arctic Archipelago, extending about miles (1, km) from east to west, from.

Infamed Arctic explorer and British hero Sir John Franklin left England on a mission to navigate the fabled Northwest Passage connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Rogers' heroics in the French and Indian War, including the search for the Northwest Passage, and his later life are depicted in the novel Northwest Passage () by Kenneth Roberts.

The novel inspired the film Northwest Passage, starring Spencer Tracy as Major : Lieutenant colonel.

In Williams published " The British Search for the Northwest Passage in the Eighteenth Century" in England, and the present book is an expansion of the earlier one. As Schwantes explains (pp. ), the British first arrived in the region as a byproduct of their search for something else—a Northwest Passage through North America that would expedite travel and trade between Europe and Asia.

Cook’s crew was initially uninterested in the Pacific Northwest in its own right. Books shelved as 18th-century-history: The First Bohemians: Life and Art in London's Golden Age by Vic Gatrell, Georgian London: Into the Streets by Lucy. For centuries the Northwest Passage seemed little more than a mirage.

John Cabot urged his ships into the unknown in and to find it, but. The Englishman Martin Frobisher made three voyages in search of the Northwest Passage in the late s.

British government to send a search party, which they did in the 19th century.The first recorded attempt to discover the Northwest Passage was the east-west voyage of John Cabot insent by Henry VII in search of a direct route to the Orient. InCharles V sent Estêvão Gomes to find a northern Atlantic passage to the Spice Islands.