Monthly Archives: October 2013

Historical Miscellany #32 – A list of objections: Charles Darwin and the Beagle [1831]

(Watercolour of HMS Beagle by Conrad Martens) On 29 August 1831 twenty two year old Charles Darwin, freshly graduated from Cambridge University and poised to begin a life as a clergyman, received a letter from Professor George Peacock. It contained an incredible offer. Peacock told Darwin that a naval captain, Captain Robert FitzRoy, was seeking […]

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