Blogs tagged with: 18th Century

The Lady of the Longitude: Jane Squire

The Lady of the Longitude: Jane Squire

In 1714, the British Parliament offered large rewards for finding longitude at sea. Men around the world submitted schemes but only one woman, Jane Squire, published a proposal under her own name. Dr Alexi Baker has been investigating the life story of this remarkable trailblazer.

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Posted: Monday 1 December 2014