Board of Longitude: Introduction

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Essential information

Key stage: 
Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Resource type: 
Video
Location: 
National Maritime Museum, Queen's House
School subject: 
History

This film introduces the Board of Longitude and the 18th-century search for an accurate way of finding longitude at sea. The papers in the Board's archive record scientific endeavour, fateful voyages, bitter feuds and lifetimes of commitment to a common cause.