On 14 May 1856, Charles Darwin recorded in his journal that, on the advice of his friend Charles Lyell, after almost 20 years exploring the subject, he had finally begun writing a ‘sketch’ of his ideas on species.
A magnificent two-volume biography.
Part 2 of an entertaining two-part biography of Charles Darwin.
Part 1 of an entertaining two-part biography of Charles Darwin.
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.