Book Review: Admiral Albert Hastings Markham

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By Frank Jastrzembski

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The 19th century is full of explorers and Victorian Generals, or in this case Admirals, that history has largely forgotten. And yet their exploits are, in many cases, astonishing by any stretch of the imagination. The author has the story of another one of them here, from battling pirates, getting to within 400 miles of the North Pole, exploring Arctic islands, trekking across the vast American continent and of course, serving in the Royal Navy. With maps, illustrations and photos, this is a highly entertaining book.


• Pen and Sword
• ISBN 978-1-5267-2592-9
• 202 pages • Hardback • £19.99

Reviewed in The Armourer April 2020 issue

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