Do you know what’s common between Sir Walter Raleigh, Henry Hudson, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Alexander Mackenzie? Other than the fact that each of them was a British explorer, they all were passionate about adventure. Had it not been for their ability to face the harshest conditions that explorations come with, the world wouldn’t have been the same as it is today. The indomitable attitude of the British explorers and navigators helped expand the borders of the world, conquering new lands, sea and mountains. Their achievements are beyond words as they helped the world come to a common platform exposing the culture and traditions of new lands. Their exploits are undeniably impressive and remarkable. Through their voyages, British explorers discovered a number of places which were previously unknown to mankind. While some survived the harsh conditions and unknown dangers, the others gave their life to explorations. It is to these heroes that we own most of our world to! Dig into this section and equip yourself with detailed information about the life and explorations of British explorers. Their adventures and explorations are sure to give you an adrenaline rush!
Bear GryllsBear Grylls
07 June 1974
James CookJames Cook
27 October 1728
Explorer & Navigator

Francis DrakeFrancis Drake
1540 AD

Walter RaleighWalter Raleigh
22 January 1554
Politician, Writer, Explorer, Aristocrat

Henry HudsonHenry Hudson
1565 AD
Navigator and Explorer

David LivingstneDavid Livingstone
19 March 1813
Explorer, Missionary
Robert Falcon ScottRobert Falcon Scott
06 June 1868

John FranklinJohn Franklin
16 April 1786

Alfred Russel WallaceAlfred Russel Wallace
08 January 1823
Naturalist, Explorer, Geographer, Anthropologist

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
28 January 1841
Richard Francis BurtonRichard Francis Burton
19 March 1821

Matthew FlindersMatthew Flinders
16 March 1774
John Hanning SpekeJohn Hanning Speke
04 May 1827
Discoverer of the source of the Nile

John SmithJohn Smith
06 January 1580

Charles SturtCharles Sturt
28 April 1795
British explorer
Sir Ernest ShackletonSir Ernest Shackleton
15 February 1874
Antarctic explorer

William AdamsWilliam Adams
24 September 1564
First ever Western Samurai
Mungo ParkMungo Park
11 September 1771

Steve BackshallSteve Backshall
21 April 1973

Ben FogleBen Fogle
03 November 1973
Explorer, Television presenter, Writer
Ranulph FiennesRanulph Fiennes
07 March 1944
Explorer, Writer, Athletics competitor

Colin BakerColin Baker
08 June 1943
Actor, Explorer, Film actor
Charley BoormanCharley Boorman
23 August 1966
TV presenter

George VancouverGeorge Vancouver
22 June 1757
Explorer, Officer

Ellen MacArthurEllen MacArthur
08 July 1976

Lawrence OatesLawrence Oates
17 March 1880
Explorer, Military personnel
Robin Knox-JohnstonRobin Knox-Johnston
17 March 1939
James Clark RossJames Clark Ross
15 April 1800

William DampierWilliam Dampier
05 September 1651

Martin FrobisherMartin Frobisher

George EverestGeorge Everest
04 July 1790
Explorer, Geographer
Gavin MenziesGavin Menzies
14 August 1937
Explorer, Submariner, Historian, Writer

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Robert FitzRoyRobert FitzRoy
05 July 1805

Joseph Dalton HookerJoseph Dalton Hooker
30 June 1817
Botanist, Explorer, Pteridologist, Bryologist

Christopher NewportChristopher Newport
30 November 1561

George BassGeorge Bass
30 January 1771
Explorer, Surgeon
Nicholas BriggsNicholas Briggs
29 September 1961
Explorer, Actor, Voice actor, Composer, Film

Thomas CavendishThomas Cavendish
19 September 1560
Edward Adrian WilsonEdward Adrian Wilson
23 July 1872
Explorer, Ornithologist, Painter, Scientist

James BruceJames Bruce
14 December 1730
Explorer, Archaeologist, Film editor, Botanist

William BaffinWilliam Baffin
1584 AD
Dougal HastonDougal Haston
19 April 1940

William ScoresbyWilliam Scoresby
05 October 1789
John DavisJohn Davis
30 September 1550

Alexander MackenzieAlexander Mackenzie
1764 AD

Will AdamsWill Adams
24 September 1564