BOOK SPILSBY HOTELS

Featured Destination

December 2018: A West Country Christmas – Dorset in December

Thomas Hardy’s celebration of Christmas in Dorset in his early novel Under the Greenwood Tree is perhaps second only to A Christmas Carol (a version ...More
More Uk destinations

John Franklin
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Spilsby, Lincolnshire
Born on 16th of April 1786
Died on 11th of June 1847

Born 1786. Died 1847 - English explorer.

Joined navy at age of 14, took part in Battle of Trafalgar (1805). Explored Canadian Arctic Coast. Governor of Tasmania (1834-45). In 1845 led an expedition to discover the Northwest Passage, died during this attempt. Relief expedition in 1848 found a record of the expedition proving Franklin had discovered the passage.

Links:
http://www.ric.edu/rpotter/SJFranklin.html Biography

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to John Franklin?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

5672 views since 19th February 2007

Brit Quote:
No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor. - Thomas Carlyle
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of Radcot Bridge - 1387, Ivanhoe Published - 1819, Piltdown Man Discovered - 1912, Death penalty abolished - 1969, Queen Becomes Oldest British Monarch - 2007
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages