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I’d rather eat Johnson, sir!

I think it’s fair to say that Sir John Franklin was in love with the Arctic. He kept returning on expedition after expedition, trying to find the North-West Passage and failing each time. Eventually he became part of the Arctic, … Continue reading

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The wonderful Wigrams

I was back at work this week – always a pleasure – busy trying to unravel the Wigrams. And they needed a bit of unravelling. The Wigram Dynasty started with Sir Robert Wigram (1744-1830). He was clearly someone who wanted … Continue reading

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