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Borough, William (bap. 1536, d. 1598), explorer and naval administrator

R. C. D. Baldwin

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/2915

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Borough, William (bap. 1536, d. 1598), explorer and naval administrator, was born at Borough House, Northam Burrows, Northam, Devon, to Walter Borough (1494–1548) and Mary (née Dough) and baptized on 18 August 1536 in St Mary's, Northam. His childhood experiences included voyages made with his elder brother, ...

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Subjects: World History ; Maps and Map-making ; History of the Americas ; European History ; Military History ; Naval Forces and Warfare

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