New Canadian Encyclopedia Article: Frederick William Beechey

My new article in the Historica Canada Canadian Encyclopedia is about Frederick William Beechey,  Arctic explorer, naval officer, hydrographer, artist and author. Beechey sailed with Sir John Franklin and William Edward Parry and made many sketches of the Arctic. Lake Beechey, Nunavut, and Beechey Point, Alaska, were named in his honour. Beechey was also a godson of the future King William IV, the first member of the royal family to visit what is now Canada.

Click here to read my article about Frederick William Beechey in the Canadian Encyclopedia.

I also recent wrote a Canadian Encyclopedia article about Frederick William Beechey’s daughter, Frances Anne Hopkins, who became a prominent Canadian artist.

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