Friday, November 27, 2009

What became of Sir John Narbrough’s diary?

by Kathryn HadleySir John Narbrough was the first British sailor to navigate round the Straits of Magellan. He kept a journal documenting his two-year journey to Patagonia and the Caribbean from 1669 to 1670. His diary was, however, lost for the past 300 years and Narbrough’s achievements were largely forgotten.When his journal was discovered earlier this year, it became the subject of a fierce


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