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Captain James Cook is born the son of a casual farm labourer in a tiny cottage in Marton in Cleveland. His father had married Grace Pace at Stainton in Cleveland in 1725 and between 1727 and 1745 they have eight children, four dying in infancy. The eldest, John, is to die later aged just 23 and only James and two sisters Christiana and Margaret live through to adulthood.

The Resolution Hotel Whitby

Pub Scene in Whitby

The Resolution Hotel Whitby This unpretentious hotel in an Edwardian-style building is a 3 minutes’ walk from Pannett Park and a 5-minute walk from Whitby train station. Traditional rooms feature flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee-making equipment. A room with a 4-poster bed offers direct views of Whitby Abbey (a landmark in Bram Stoker’s Dracula). […]

Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook's Portrait

Captain James Cook Captain James Cook, RN was an English explorer, navigator and cartographer. He made three voyages to the Pacific Ocean, accurately charting many areas and recording several islands and coastlines on European maps for the first time. His most notable accomplishments were the British discovery and claiming of the east coast of Australia; […]

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