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9:00 AM | February 13, 2013
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Treasure on the high seas in the swashbuckling days of the eighteenth century wasn’t always the usual boring chests of Spanish Main gold. It might be scientific booty too, and that was certainly the case for naval officer Washington Shirley FRS (1722-1778), then RN, but soon to be the 5th Earl Ferrers. One of Shirley’s [...]

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