HMS Endeavour & Cook’s voyages by Rebekah Higgitt

Interviewed by Will Jarvis

Did technological developments change exploration in the late 18th century?

Did explorers think of what they were doing as patriotic or revolutionary?

How did the people of Britain perceive these voyages?

Today do we over celebrate Britain’s role in the age of exploration?

Was there any connection between these expeditionary voyages and the wars and revolutions of the period?

Was scientific progress led by imperial competition?

What were the preconceptions of the European public of Terra Australis?

Where can you find sources on the journey of Captain Cook?

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