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Review: The Discovery of Jeanne Baret January 21, 2012

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Review: The Discovery of Jeanne Baret

In 1766 Jeanne Baret, a young Burgundian, joined a round-the-world trip, a French mission to claim territory in the Pacific and Indian oceans. Her experiences, the subject of a recent book by Glynis Ridley, would have been remarkable in itself given her gender and the date. But as the French navy did not allow women […]