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  European Explorers: Martin Frobisher
Frobisher went on voyages to the Guinea coast of Africa in 1553 and 1554, and during the 1560s he preyed on French shipping in the English Channel under a privateering license from the English crown; he was arrested several times on charges of piracy but never brought to trial.
In 1576 the notorious Elizabethan privateer Martin Frobisher, vowing "to make a sacrifice unto God of his life rather than return home without the discovery of Cathay," ventured forth from his native England in command of a three-ship flotilla of brave -- and misinformed -- mariners on a quest to discover the elusive Northwest Passage.
Frobisher was one of the first English explorers to find and navigate the Northwest Passage that led to the Orient.
www.stemnet.nf.ca /CITE/exfrobisher.htm   (497 words)

  
  Martin Frobisher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Martin Frobisher was the youngest son of five children of Barnard and Margaret Frobisher of Altofts in the parish of Normanton, Yorkshire, England.
Frobisher was again received by the queen at Greenwich, and her Majesty threw a fine chain of gold around his neck.
In 1580 Frobisher was employed as captain of one of the queen's ships in preventing the plans of Spain to assist the Irish in their resistance of encroaching English rule, and in the same year obtained a grant of the reversionary title of clerk of the royal navy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Martin_Frobisher   (1159 words)

  
 European Explorers: Martin Frobisher
Frobisher went on voyages to the Guinea coast of Africa in 1553 and 1554, and during the 1560s he preyed on French shipping in the English Channel under a privateering license from the English crown; he was arrested several times on charges of piracy but never brought to trial.
In 1576 the notorious Elizabethan privateer Martin Frobisher, vowing "to make a sacrifice unto God of his life rather than return home without the discovery of Cathay," ventured forth from his native England in command of a three-ship flotilla of brave -- and misinformed -- mariners on a quest to discover the elusive Northwest Passage.
Martin Frobisher was born around 1535 and died in 1594.
www.cdli.ca /CITE/exfrobisher.htm   (505 words)

  
 Empire of the Bay: Sir Martin Frobisher
Frobisher sensed North America was a land rich in gold, and his tales of treasure earned him royal backing for his next two voyages in 1577 and 1578.
Frobisher returned to the seas in 1585 as vice admiral for Sir Francis Drake's voyage to the West Indies.
During a similar scuffle with Spanish forces in 1594, Frobisher was mortally wounded in battle and died at sea.
www.pbs.org /empireofthebay/profiles/frobisher.html   (266 words)

  
 Martin Frobisher   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the town of Altofts, Yorkshire, Martin Frobisher was born.
Frobisher was apprenticed as a cabin boy in 1544, being skillful and a daring seaman, Frobisher steadily rose in rank.
Frobisher was Knighted in 1588 for his strong role in the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
www.plpsd.mb.ca /amhs/history/frobiser.html   (514 words)

  
 Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
When Martin was of an age to be schooled, his widowed mother put him in the care of her brother, Sir John York, then master of the Mint and resident in London.
Frobisher, hoping they would return, stood by for three days; he then proceeded along the coast with the plan of capturing other natives whom he might ransom for his own men.
Frobisher caused to be built near the mines a house of lime and stones so that the effect of an arctic winter on them might be observed in the future.
www.biographi.ca /EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=34352   (2373 words)

  
 Frobisher, Sir Martin on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Licensed by Queen Elizabeth I and backed by a group of merchant adventurers, Frobisher made three voyages (1576, 1577, and 1578) to the Arctic in search of the passage.
On his first voyage he sailed into Frobisher Bay to S Baffin Island, and from its shores brought back some fl ore thought to contain gold and an Eskimo to prove his belief that he had actually reached fabled Cathay.
In 1585, however, he won glory as commander of a ship in Sir Francis Drake 's expedition to the West Indies and was knighted for his services with Drake and Sir John Hawkins in the defeat of the Spanish Armada (see Armada, Spanish) in 1588.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/f/frobishem1.asp   (415 words)

  
 Martin Frobisher
The bush is the typical fountain form, narrow at the bottom and cascading to the ground under the weight of the flowers at the top.
Martin Frobisher does not have the wrinkled, deeply veined leaves that give Rugosas their name, but is has the typical Rugosa resistance to disease and the cold hardiness.
Martin Frobisher will give winter interest in the garden.
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 Martin Frobisher: English Explorer - EnchantedLearning.com
Sir Martin Frobisher (1535?-1594) was an English privateer (a pirate licensed by the British government), navigator, explorer, and naval officer.
Frobisher was one of the first people to explore this area of Canada, although he failed to find either a Northwest Passage or gold.
In 1585, Frobisher was a vice admiral on Sir Francis Drake's expedition to the West Indies.
www.enchantedlearning.com /explorers/page/f/frobisher.shtml   (315 words)

  
 Martin Frobisher   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Frobisher's second voyage, then, was concerned mainly with gathering more "ore" rather than searching for the Northwest Passage
Frobisher once again landed on Hall Island but found no "ore", although upon exploration of nearby islands and the shores of "Frobisher's Streights" he did find 200-tons of "treasure" to bring back to England
Frobisher's final voyage was concerned with mining and the colonization of "Meta Incognita"
collections.ic.gc.ca /arctic/explore/frobishe.htm   (332 words)

  
 No. 932: Martin Frobisher
Martin Frobisher, born in 1535, took up sailing at 19.
Frobisher got to Greenland and thought it was one of the Faeroe Islands.
Meanwhile we'd learned geography, anthropology, bad-weather sailing and survival -- not because Frobisher was a teacher or a scholar, but because he was a catalyst.
www.uh.edu /engines/epi932.htm   (530 words)

  
 Explorers: SIR MARTIN FROBISHER
Sir Martin Frobisher was born around 1535, becoming an English mariner.
As a young boy, Frobisher was often at sea, spending the majority of his youth working in the African trade.
Frobisher as a man was licensed by Queen Elizabeth I, as well as backed by numerous merchant adventurers to make a voyage in search of the Northwest Passage.
www.latinartmall.com /blogs/explore/2006/02/sir-martin-frobisher.html   (309 words)

  
 Sir Martin Frobisher
He made his name as the leader of three expeditions to find the North-West Passage to Cathay (China), which was believed to exist around the top of North America.
Although he failed to find the passage, his efforts are remembered in the Frobisher Straits, which he named in 1576.
Although the North-West Passage actually does exist, it is effectively impassable because of ice.
www.nmm.ac.uk /searchbin/searchs.pl?exhibit=it3019z&axis=1179546708&flash=true&dev=   (76 words)

  
 Sir Martin Frobisher --¬† Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
It was discovered in 1576 by Sir Martin Frobisher, who believed it to be a strait.
It was identified as a bay in 1860.
Brief biography of Martin Van Buren, the eighth President of the United States of America.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9035475   (770 words)

  
 Sir Martin Frobisher
Licensed by Queen Elizabeth I and backed by a group of merchant adventurers, Frobisher made three voyages (1576, 1577, and 1578) to the
Frobisher Bay - Frobisher Bay, arm of the Atlantic Ocean, 150 mi (240 km) long and from 20 to 40 mi (32–64...
Northwest Passage: The Search for a Passage - The Search for a Passage Sir Martin Frobisher, the English explorer, was the first European to...
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 MSN Encarta - Martin Frobisher
Frobisher, Sir Martin (1535?-94), English navigator, one of the earliest explorers to seek the Northwest Passage to the Orient, and among the greatest...
Inuit and Englishmen : The Nunavut voyages of Martin Frobisher
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 A Timeline of Events and References
Bartholomew Gosnold, Capt. Bartholomew Gilbert, Capt. Gabriel Archer, and others sent on voyage to New England coast.
Martin Pring sent to New England coast by Bristol merchants.
Bartholomew Gilbert sent on voyage to Chesapeake Bay, Gilbert and 4 others went ashore (likely the Eastern Shore) and were killed by Indians.
www.apva.org /history/timeline.html   (1925 words)

  
 EPL.ca: Canadian Explorers
Inuit and Englishmen: The Nunavut voyages of Martin Frobisher.
Good information about explorers of Canada with coverage of explorers like Martin Frobisher.
Includes explorers, fur trade, and settlers including Martin Frobisher.
epl.ca /EPLPathfinder.cfm?id=CANADIANE1   (762 words)

  
 European Explorers - Age of Exploration
Inuit and Englishmen : The Nunavut voyages of Martin Frobisher - commemorating Frobisher's exploration of the Eastern Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage in the late 16th century.
Martin Frobisher from the PBS Empire of the Bay site
Vasco da Gama Report by Austin, Texas elemenatry student.
www.chenowith.k12.or.us /tech/subject/social/explore.html   (3000 words)

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