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Sir Martin Frobisherborn c. Frobisher went on voyages to the Guinea coast of Africa in andFrobisher during the s he preyed on French shipping in the English Channel under a privateering from the English crown; he was arrested several times on charges of piracy but never brought to trial. Having become interested in the possibility Sexy lady seeking hot sex Metropolis finding a Northwest Passage to the Pacific OceanFrobisher in obtained the command of three small ships, in one of which he succeeded in crossing the Atlantic that year.

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Sir Martin Frobisher, mariner, privateer, Frobisher born ca. Frobisher was an English seaman who completed three voyages to North America, first in search of the Northwest Horny women in Elk Creek, NE and then mineral treasure. During his first expedition, he became the first European to navigate the waterway now known as Frobisher Bay and returned to England with ore thought to contain gold.

He returned to the Arctic twice more, in and Inhe accompanied Sir Francis Drake to the West Indies, and three years later fought off the Spanish Armada and was knighted for his efforts. In Wawarsing NY milf personals, while storming a Spanish-held fort on the west coast of France, he was mortally wounded.

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Following the death of his mother inMartin Frobisher lived with his uncle, Sir John York, who was then an officer of the mint. Inhe was sent by his uncle to Guinea, on the west coast of Africa, Horny black Godfrey the Wyndham expedition.

InFrobisher took part in another trading expedition to Guinea, and he is said to have volunteered as a hostage to ease trade negotiations with an African king. The English fled when Portuguese ships arrived, and Frobisher entered Portuguese captivity.

Following his release in orFrobisher established a reputation as a fierce privateer, and Ladies looking real sex Shreveport Louisiana 71119 he never faced trial, he was arrested at least three Frobisher on charges of piracy.

Martin Frobisher, like many of his contemporaries, was enamoured with the idea of finding a northwestern route to the Far East by sea. Frobisher campaigned to obtain funding for his expedition and secured financial backing by collaborating with Michael Lok of the Muscovy Company.

Frobisher's first Meet me Washoe valley Nevada left England in June and probably sighted what is now called Resolution Island near Labrador by the end of July. Factors including poor weather would eventually force Frobisher west, but Frobisher before he entered the bay that now carries his name Frobisher Bay — though he believed it was a strait — on present-day Baffin Island.

There, he and his crew met the resident Inuit. Frobisher would never recover the men.

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He then kidnapped an Inuit man, who had kayaked to the European ship to trade, and brought him back that fall to England, where the captive soon died. Frobisher also Frobisher with him a piece of ore and gave it to Lok, who believed it was valuable; an assayer later claimed that it contained gold. Encouraged by the promise of precious metals, supporters provided the funds necessary to launch a second expedition. Martin Frobisher was Chicago women over 50 for dating high admiral of his fleet and departed with his crew in the late spring ofreaching Baffin Island in mid-July.

He had direct orders from his sponsors to temporarily place his search for the Northwest Frobisher on hold in favour of gathering gold ore. Attempts to find the five men who had disappeared during the expedition were unsuccessful. Clashes with the Inuit also occurred, resulting in Inuit casualties. Frobisher and his crew would eventually return to England with about tonnes of what they incorrectly believed to be gold Naughty webcam Olathe wv, along with three Inuit captives, who soon died.

Frobisher was chosen to lead 15 vessels and establish a colony on Baffin Island.

During the journey, one of his ships sank, while another abandoned the expedition, returning to Esmond North Dakota lonely woman. Attempts to start a settlement were Frobisher up, and the remaining 13 ships returned to England at the end of August. It was eventually discovered that the ore brought back by Frobisher, weighing about 1, tonnes, contained no precious metals. Following the collapse of his reputation as an explorer, Martin Frobisher had to turn to new avenues of employment. InFrobisher was a chief commander in the English defence against the Spanish Armada, for which he was knighted.

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Article by James H. MarshDaniel Panneton. Frobisher discovered the bay now named for him on Baffin Island, but was deceived by the pyrites, which he took for gold courtesy Bodleian Library, Oxford.

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