Captain Francis Crozier: The forgotten man of polar exploration

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Thursday 18 January | 6.15pm-7.30pm
£5 for Members, £7 for non-Members
National Maritime Museum, Lecture Theatre
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Join journalist, author and polar specialist Michael Smith as he discusses Francis Crozier, captain of HMS Terror.

Captain Francis Crozier was a major figure in the three epic quests of 19th century Polar exploration – navigating the North West Passage, reaching the North Pole and mapping Antarctica. He sailed on six Polar voyages and assumed command of Franklin’s Arctic expedition in 1847 after his death.
Author, journalist and polar expert Michael Smith joins us to discuss Francis Crozier, and why such an important figure in polar exploration has been neglected by history.

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