Franklin's 'Erebus'

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    An astronomical board game, folded into cardboard slip case, entitled 'Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy; A New & Instructive Pastime. Revised & approved by Mrs. Bryan; Blackheath', 'Published, December 17th 1804, by the Proprietor, John Wallis, No. 16, Ludgate Street, London:____ of whom may be had Science…

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  • Franklin’s Doomed Mission – Halloween Voyage of the Damned - 4 Oct 2015

    Going to sea is a dangerous business. Ahead of our Halloween event Voyage of the Damned we’re looking at some of the more gruesome tales that can be found in our archive.   In May 1845 two ships, HMS Erebus and Terror sailed from Britain to what is now Nunavut in Northern Canada. ...

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