Yet more ill-heath, with slow progress on Darwin’s ‘big book’.
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 siscoveries 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.
Two items just came up one after the other on my RSS reader. Their juxtaposition pleased me.
Robert FitzRoy's ceremonial sword to be auctioned.
On 16th April 1834, HMS Beagle was laid ashore on the banks of the Santa Cruz River to allow her keel to be inspected. The event resulted in one of the most iconic images of the famous ship. Read the story of the operation.
On 9th March 1833, Capt. Robert FitzRoy bought a schooner to accompany HMS Beagle.
Podcast - Robert FitzRoy FRS: sailing into the storm.
Darwin meets Fitzroy.