Edward Fenton

(c. 1579—1603) soldier and sea captain

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(d. 1603). English mariner accompanied Frobisher on his second voyage to seek a North-West passage in 1577, and was second in command on the third voyage for the same purpose the following year. In 1588 he commanded the Mary rose during the Armada.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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