Darwin records his experimentations with a hammock.
Charles Darwin’s closest brush with death during the Beagle voyage came on Sunday 13th January 1833, near that most infamous of nautical perils, Cape Horn.
How Charles Darwin spent his 25th birthday.
On Charles Darwin's miserable 23rd birthday (his first aboard HMS Beagle).
On 5th August 1832, in what he described as ‘an eventful day’, Charles Darwin and his HMS Beagle colleagues helped put down an armed insurrection in Argentina.