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The Purfleet Rose, Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 52° 45.228 E 000° 23.532
31U E 324011 N 5848072
Quick Description: A compass rose with plaques commemorating eight 'adventurers' who sailed from Kings Lynn.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/15/2010 2:41:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM9PRB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member toponym
Views: 3

Long Description:
They went from here to: Plaques reading clockwise from North.

      Friar Nicholas Of Lynn
            Died 1369
        Voyaged to Iceland
Reputed Discoverer of the Americas

       Admiral Lord Nelson
           1758 - 1805
             Hero of
 The Nile, Copenhagen & Trafalgar

           King Edward IV
           1442 - 1483
         Fled to Flanders
from the Port of Kings Lynn in 1460

        Admiral James Burney
           1750 - 1821
   Explored with Cook & Vancouver

       Captain George Vancouver
             1757 - 1798
 Searched for the North-West Passage
Acquired British Columbia for the Crown

    Captain Samuel Gurney Cresswell
             1827 - 1867
        First Man to Navigate
        the North-West Passage

      Admiral Sir W.Edward Parry
             1799 - 1855
           Arctic Explorer

         Captain John Smith
             1580 - 1631
          Virginia Pioneer
       Founder of New England

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