Sir Cloudesley Shovell’s shipwreck and his impact on longitude

Cathy Shelbourne


Region:
East of England
Notice Period:
Emergency (maybe less than one week's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: £35 plus mileage at £0.45p/m
Category:
History
Updated:
24th January 2020
Tagged:
Maritime History | Longitude | Sir Cloudesley Shovell

His achievements were as impressive as his name. Sir Cloudesley was the greatest admiral in Stuart times. But his ignominious end, shipwrecked on the shores of the Scilly Isles, led to the establishment of the Longitude Act and the ability of sailors – and cruise ship captains – to pinpoint exactly where we are at all times!

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About Cathy Shelbourne

My maritime heroes, ships and pirates are my passion! As I travel the world giving talks on cruise ships, I research the ports and places we visit for more information on, and photos relating to, the naval heroes, explorers, circumnavigators, pirates and privateers sailing the world up to five centuries ago.

I'm an experienced speaker, member of Toastmasters International, and frequent finalist in speech contests. I also belong to the Society for Nautical Research, and the Yachting Journalists' Association.


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