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Frobisher, Sir Martin

James McDermott

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/10191

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Frobisher, Sir Martin (1535?–1594), privateer, explorer, and naval commander, was descended from John Frobisher (b. c.1260), a Scot settled in lands near Chirk in Denbighshire granted in recognition of his services to Edward I during the Welsh wars. In the mid-fourteenth century the family crossed the ...

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Subjects: Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare ; Transport Technology and Trades ; Transport ; World History ; Maps and Map-making ; History of the Americas ; African History ; Travel and Holiday

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