Deadly Winter: The Life of Sir John Franklin

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Naval Intitute Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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"A significant part of the book is also devoted to 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 catch 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."--BOOK JACKET.

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This was the first biography I have read on Sir John Franklin. I'm very impressed;thisis a detailed statement of the facts and the influences driving Franklin, not a cheap attempt to make money out of a mystery Read full review

Contents

Bellerophon Death or Glory
19
The Most Northern Point
35
Que Nous Sommes Maigres
70
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

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.

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