Sir John Franklin was a national hero in mid-Victorian England, having served at the Battle of Trafalgar as a young man, and having made made two voyages to the Actic in search of the North-West Passage. His first voyage overland from the Hudson's bay to the western shores of the Arctic Ocean was recorded in his Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819, 20, 21 and 22 (1823). His second voyage was made in 1825-7 and explored west from the Mackenzie River to Alaska. His third voyage involved two ships, the Terror and the Erebus with a compliment of 129 officers and men. They were last seen in July 1845 in northern Baffin Bay. In 1847-1850 several expeditions were sent to look …
We have have no profile for this entry. If you are a qualified scholar and you wish to write for The Literary Encyclopedia, please click here to contact us.
Editors. "Sir John Franklin's third voyage to the Arctic". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 February 2008
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=5487, accessed 17 August 2017.]