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The life of Sir Martin Frobisher

McFee, William

The life of Sir Martin Frobisher

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Published by Harper & Brothers in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Frobisher, Martin, Sir, ca. 1535-1594

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby William McFee.
    SeriesThe Golden hind series, ed. by M. Waldman
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG246.F7 M3
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv p., 276 p.
    Number of Pages276
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6718795M
    LC Control Number28021410
    OCLC/WorldCa678663

    Beaver Hall Hill is a street which follows the The life of Sir Martin Frobisher book of the path up Rue Belmont to the location of Frobisher's country retreat. The Englishmen were received in person by the Oba King Oroghbua of Benin Citywho in turn traded with them and even extended them credit for 80 tons of pepper. The ship reached the mouth of Frobisher Bay a few days later, and because ice and wind prevented further travel north, Frobisher determined to sail westwards up the bay, which he believed to be the entrance to the North-west Passage, naming it Frobisher's Strait, [30] to see "whether he might carry himself through the same into some open sea on the back side". Lok brought samples of the stone to the royal assayer in the Tower of London and two other expert assayers, all of whom declared that it was worthless, saying that it was marcasite and contained no gold. At that moment, there was a young king upon the English throne, an old certainty of profit dissolving and new occasions — dimly perceived but palpable nevertheless — to lay out some money to good effect.

    Because most of the building timber had been lost with the sunken ship, the establishment of a wintering colony, one of the objects of the expedition, was given up. The dissolution of monastic foundations did not appreciably reduce the number of school places; most of the abolished chantry establishments were immediately reinstituted as grammar schools under Edward VI's patronage, and West Yorkshire did not otherwise suffer unduly from a lack of resources. Many years later, it was claimed that a lack of suitable schools around Altofts had forced this removal. By the s England had largely abandoned hope of finding a Northeast Passage to Asia, and thoughts turned to the Northwest. Career[ edit ] The brothers worked well together: Benjamin's talents laid in management and he concentrated on running the business with London from Montreal.

    The prior arrangements concluded between Francis Frobisher and Yorke in respect of the boy remained a private family matter, as did the nature of his welcome at his new home; but it is unlikely that either offered false reassurance of easy times to come. Frobisher went on voyages to the Guinea coast of Africa in andand during the s he preyed on French shipping in the English Channel under a privateering license from the English crown; he was arrested several times on charges of piracy but never brought to trial. He was among the first English explorers to sail the northeast coast of North America. Frobisher"; this is the earliest mention of Frobisher being in the Crown's employ. There they piled a cairn of stones to mark possession of the new land, and prayed solemnly for the success of their venture. Because of windy and icy conditions, Frobisher could not continue to sail north, so he sailed west instead and reached Baffin Island on August


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The life of Sir Martin Frobisher by McFee, William Download PDF Ebook

Too much dissension and discontent prevented a successful settlement. The peculiar polity that had grown from such ancient strifes was unique in English society. In Frobisher held one of the chief commands in the naval defence of England against the Spanish Armada; for this service he was knighted.

A few days later the country and the south side of the bay was solemnly taken possession of in the queen's name. In and for a year or two after, he was employed by the queen herself in her campaign to subjugate Ireland. The spirit and boldness his uncle observed in him did not diminish; to them the years added brilliant seamanship.

In the autumn of he participated in a campaign to put down a rebellion in Ireland.

Martin Frobisher Explained

On May 27,Frobisher set out to sea again, this time with additional funding, ships and men. Having become interested in the possibility of finding a Northwest Passage to the Pacific OceanFrobisher The life of Sir Martin Frobisher book obtained the command of three small ships, in one of which he succeeded in crossing the Atlantic that year.

Its possession brought a local magistracy and, no doubt, a seat at the sheriff's peripatetic table; but the estate has long vanished, having been partitioned and sold off very soon after Martin's death.

A number of roads bear Frobisher's name: Frobisher Avenue in Toronto. What that provision was for Martin's siblings is, and will probably remain, unclear: their lives are almost entirely obscure, save where they briefly converge upon that of their famous brother.

After nine months or so, the Portuguese authorities sent him to Portugal, from whence he eventually made his way back to England about He believed that the strait, now known as Hudson Straitwas less likely to be an entrance to the North-west Passage than Frobisher Bay 'Frobisher's Strait' to him.

The story, at The life of Sir Martin Frobisher book rate, was successful. This time the mariner discovered the Hudson Strait, which he followed for nearly miles and acknowledged to be a more promising Northwest Passage than Frobisher Bay. Frobisher, hoping they would return, stood by for three days; he then proceeded along the coast with the plan of capturing other natives whom he might ransom for his own men.

The three voyages of Martin Frobisher in search of a passage to Cathay and India by the north-west, A. Frobisher sailed again inthis time to ship home what he mistakenly thought was gold-bearing ore.

The ship reached the mouth of Frobisher Bay a few days later, and because ice and wind prevented further travel north, Frobisher determined to sail westwards up the bay, which he believed to be the entrance to the North-west Passage, naming it Frobisher's Strait, [30] to see "whether he might carry himself through the same into some open sea on the back side".

The three voyages of Martin Frobisher in search of a passage to Cathaia and India by the north-west, A. One ship sank, crushed by the ice, but its crew was saved; another ship, with its full complement of men, deserted to return to England.Martin Frobisher was born circaat birth place, New York, to Martin Frobisher and Charlotte A B Frobisher.

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