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'Their Majesties The King and Queen Inspecting...the Nimrod at Cowes', 1907, (1909). Artist: A Forestier.

'Their Majesties The King and Queen Inspecting...the Nimrod at Cowes', 1907, (1909). Artist: A Forestier.

2-693-770 - The Print Collector/Heritage Images

'Their Majesties The King and Queen Inspecting The Equipment on the Nimrod at Cowes', 1907, (1909). King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra inspecting Shackleton's ship at the port of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) made three expeditions to the Antarctic. During the second expedition, 1907-1909, he and three companions established a new record, Farthest South latitude at 88°S, only 97 geographical miles (112 statute miles, or 180 km) from the South Pole, the largest advance to the pole in exploration history. Members of his team also climbed Mount Erebus, the most active volcano in the Antarctic. Shackleton was knighted by King Edward VII for these achievements. He died during his third and last 'oceanographic and sub-antarctic' expedition, aged 47. Illustration from The Heart of the Antarctic, Vol. I, by E. H. Shackleton, C.V.O. [William Heinemann, London, 1909]


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  1. 0580059914
  1. 2-693-770
  1. 2693770

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Creator
  1. A Forestier, attributed to: : Artist
Subject
  1. King Edward VII: British: King
  2. Queen Alexandra: Danish: Queen
People Related
  1. Ernest Shackleton: English / Irish: Explorer

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