Franklin's 'Erebus'


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  • Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy. A New Game

    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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    This Halloween we’re exploring the darker side of our archives with a special event at The Queen’s House. Going to sea is a dangerous business and our collection is full of tales of death and disaster. We’ll be looking at Franklin’s lost expedition, the life and Death of Captain Cook...


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