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The Arctic Voyages of Martin Frobisher

An Elizabethan Adventure (McGill-Queen"s Native and Northern Series)

by Robert McGhee

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Published by University of Washington Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Polar Regions,
  • History: World,
  • Great Britain - History - Tudor And Stuart (1485-1714),
  • Native American Archaeology,
  • History,
  • History - General History,
  • Expeditions & Discoveries,
  • Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies,
  • Europe - Great Britain - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages212
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8079107M
    ISBN 100773522352
    ISBN 109780773522350

    With the help of the company's director, Michael Lok whose well-connected father William Lok had held an exclusive mercers' license to provide Henry VIII with fine cloths[24] Frobisher was able to raise enough capital for three barque s: Gabriel and Michael of about 20—25 tons each, and an unnamed pinnace of ten tons, with a total crew of Indeed, considering the forms and techniques of Elizabethan assaying and archaeological evidence recovered from the Frobisher mines and campsites, it is difficult to understand how the assayers ofthe Frobisher rocks could have found otherwise. He carried 1, tons of the ore back to England, where, after years of smelting, it was realised that the ore was comparatively worthless iron pyrite. 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. Burghley, then chief minister of the Queen, became Lord High Treasurer in

    The local manner of trading, as Best explains, is that both parties lay whatever they have on the ground. A number of roads bear Frobisher's name: Frobisher Avenue in Toronto. Frobisher and his crew would eventually return to England with about tonnes of what they incorrectly believed to be gold ore, along with three Inuit captives, who soon died. 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. Meanwhile, he had engaged in legitimate merchant trade and also privateering, sometimes with a licence, sometimes not.

    They envisioned the French king as a father figure. This took much time [56] and led to disputes among the various interested parties. All of these suggestions remain speculative, however, because of the They are situated at the foot of a hill which shelters them from the wind, with their entrances to the south.


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The Arctic Voyages of Martin Frobisher by Robert McGhee Download PDF Ebook

Drake's squadron gave Medina Sidonia's flagship, San Martin, a single broadside and moved on; Frobisher, directly behind him in the English line, stayed with the San Martin at close range and poured cannon shot into her oaken flanks, but failed to take her.

The Cathay Company went bankrupt and Michael Lok was ruined, being sent to debtors' prison several times. Water poured over the side, roaring into hatches as the wind drove the vessel across the waves and the crew clung frozen in despair.

Sir Martin Frobisher, mariner, privateer, explorer born ca. During their stay they also notice some signs of human presence, so they decide to go tomorrow in a bigger group.

Yet Frobisher's claim of possession established British interest in northern North America and was the first step in the eventual establishment of British sovereignty over the northern half of the American continent.

Finally by signs they The Arctic Voyages of Martin Frobisher book to communicate that two of their representative are going The Arctic Voyages of Martin Frobisher book meet halfway. Two of the five rowed into sight again, but then headed back to shore, and none of the five was ever seen again.

Christopher Hall was captain of the Gabriell, Owen Griffyn of the Michaell; the crews numbered in all, Collinson Hakluyt Soc. 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.

Factors including poor weather would eventually force Frobisher west, but not before he entered the bay that now carries his name Frobisher Bay — though he believed it was a strait — on present-day Baffin Island. London, ; reprinted in Stefansson ed. In despair, he decided he must return home.

Lok then took the "ore" to an Italian alchemist living in London, Giovanni Battista Agnellowho claimed it was gold-bearing. Taylor, Tudor geography, — London, Later life InFrobisher visited his native Altofts and found himself welcomed in the homes of the peers and landed gentry of Yorkshire county as an honoured guest.

The story ends on an ironic note B the capital of the new Territory of Nunavut, which restores to the Inuit a measure of the sovereignty claimed for England by Frobisher, lies at the head of the bay named after him, where over four centuries ago the English first ventured into Arctic America.

In the land of the "high noon moon", the extreme cold has a strange effect on the environment, the people, and even everyday objects that we take for granted act different.

He found no other natives and when he returned to the place where his men had disappeared he found the natives who had been there gone. He was later knighted for his service in repelling the Spanish Armada in Michael Lok said that Frobisher, upon his return to London from the Arctic, had given him the black stone as the first object taken from the new land.

All of these suggestions remain speculative, however, because of the Over the next three summers it would be the scene of an adventure involving the fruitless search for a northwest passage, the first attempt by the British to establish a settlement in the New World, and the first major gold-mining fraud in North American history.Library Journal, March 15,Jim Doyle, review of Martin Frobisher, p.

New York Times Book Review, June 3,Roland Huntford, "You're Getting Colder: Martin Frobisher Did Not Find Gold or the Northwest Passage, but He Paved the Way for Explorers," p.

Robert McGhee

Publishers Weekly, April 9,review of Martin Frobisher, p. McGHEE, The Arctic Voyages of Martin Frobisher book, The Arctic Voyages of Martin Frobisher: An Elizabethan Adventure, Montreal and Kingston, Canadian Museum of Civilization and McGill-Queen’s University Press, pages.

Un article de la revue Études/Inuit/Studies (Espaces-Lieux-Noms) diffusée par la plateforme tjarrodbonta.com: Charles A. Martijn.

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