The Men of the Essex where in dire circumstances by January of 1821. Out of the three whale boats that had been transporting the crew on their difficult journey, one had been blown out of sight and the remaining two had succumbed to eating the flesh of fallen crew mates to survive.Owen Chase’s and his … Continue reading The Essex: The Black Spot and The return home.
It was the 22nd of November. The crew of the Essex was in dangerous position. Their ship had been sunk by a ‘vengeful whale’ and now were adrift in small boats thousands of miles from the shore. The grim knowledge that this would be a long, difficult journey was not lost on them. They knew … Continue reading The wreck of the Essex: Miserable sailing and Starvation
The Essex, a strong 3 masted oak ship that was known for its strength and "Luck". Originally it was a merchant ship when it was first launched in 1799 before eventually becoming a whalers ship, working from Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. But sinking of the Essex has lived in infamy. The inspiration for Moby Dick and … Continue reading The Wreck of The Essex: Background.
Anne Lister, a landowner who is best remembered because of her letters and diaries. She broke the expectations of her time and became a renowned businesswoman. What did it take for a woman to excel in these times? Anne was born as the second child of the notable soldier Jeremy Lister, but out of four … Continue reading Anne Lister:The Diaries that shocked the Country
I have visited the British museum twice in my life. Both times it was obviously as busy as any other tourist sight might be, people coming from all over the world to see the unique collections and plenty of them taking photographs to commemorate the occasion. Museums have brought us the chance to see things … Continue reading The People in the cabinet : The Ethic’s of displaying human remains.
Anyone who has taken a literature course has likely heard of the Bronte sisters. Three sisters who became some of the most significant figures in the cannon of English writers. But the family had its fair share of skeletons hiding in their closet. Their family home in West Yorkshire. Three of his daughters found fame, … Continue reading Branwell Bronte: A story of addiction and lost potential.
A number of bones have been found belonging to Franklin's men. However the question to their identities is still largely unknown. Here we will look at the few examples of complete skeletons and theorize their identities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WhGYnO_n8s
Another installment in our Franklin series, this time we will return to Britain to look at the mounting concerns of the people and the early search missions. https://videopress.com/v/7Z1dbVNI?preloadContent=metadata Additional notesMany of these rescue missions took letters and tokens from relatives of the lost crew in the event they were found. Sophia Caracroft sent letters for … Continue reading The Fate of Franklin: Early searches and evidence.