Additional Biographies on Royal Navy Officers

Contained within the Dictionary of Canadian Biography (1966 – ) are dozens of biographies of Royal Navy officers during the Age of Sail. Not content to just list Canadian activities, these articles discuss the entire careers of these worthies. Among those profiled are James Cook (with an interesting note on his writings), Lord Gambier, and Hugh Palliser. All the entries have bibliographies of primary and secondary sources as well as contemporary portraits. In addition, a separate section of this multi-volume work has biographical essays on mariners.


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