Hardback 395pp Illustrated
9781605986111   Product Code: 23211
In the spring of 1553 three ships, led by the merchant adventurers Richard Chancellor and Hugh Willoughby, sailed from London in search of the fabled Northeast Passage to the riches of the East. One ship reached a Russian port on the White Sea, to return with tales of the court of Ivan the Terrible; the others were lost in the Arctic wastes. This vivid, well-researched account captures the drama of this heroic but tragic endeavour.