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.
Robert FitzRoy’s name will forever be associated with Charles Darwin’s. But he deserves to be remembered for his own many achievements.
Dickens, FitzRoy and how a tragic loss at sea spurred efforts to forecast storms.
Charles Darwin's Adventures and Discoveries on the Beagle, 1832-1836
On 22nd May, 1826, His Majesty's Ship 'Beagle' set sail from Plymouth on a surveying voyage to South America.