Episode 14

Ep14: Capt. Woodes Rogers & the real Robinson Crusoe

Woodes Rogers was an English sea captain and privateer and, later, the first Royal Governor of the Bahamas. He is known as the captain of the vessel that rescued marooned Alexander Selkirk, whose plight is generally believed to have inspired Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.

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Sources include...

Ancestry.com

Macpherson Collection, © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

National Archives. London.

Newspaper Archives.

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