The adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, the lost hero of science.
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.
Slavery still occurring in Brazil 173 years after Darwin left.
From Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, in fact.
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.