Sir Hugh Willoughby

(d. 1554) sea captain

Related Overviews

Richard Chancellor (d. 1556) explorer

John Cabot (c. 1450—1498) navigator


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • British History


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference


English explorer. Despite lacking navigational experience, Willoughby led the expedition of 1553, funded by London merchants, to find the North-East Passage to India. Although Chancellor sailed into the White Sea, Willoughby's ship became lost and eventually perished.


Subjects: British History.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.