Quest for longitude

Latitude is measured by your position north or south of the equator but what about longitude? How is your east or west position defined? Discover all about the quest to establish longitude and why it was important, the men behind its discovery, and the establishment of the Prime Meridian at Greenwich.

'Sir Cloudisly Shovel in the Association with the Eagle, Rumney and the Firebrand, Lost on the Rocks of Scilly, October 22, 1707'

Why did most of the great European powers offer huge rewards for a way to determine longitude at sea?

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