Muscovy Company
The Muscovy Company (also called the Russian Company or the Muscovy Trading Company, Russian: Московская компания, Moskovskaya kompaniya), was an English trading company chartered in 1555. It was ...
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William Garrard
Sir William Garrard (b. 1518-d. 1571) was a merchant of London and a royal financier.
Garrard was born in 1518, the son of John Garrard, a grocer and descendant of Sir Simon Attegare; Attegare bei...
Thomas Egerton (mercer)
Thomas Egerton (by 1521–1590/97) was a London merchant and member of the Worshipful Company of Mercers.He served as Under-Treasurer of the Royal Mint at the Tower of London from 1552 to 1555. In this ...
Jonas Poole
Jonas Poole (bap. 1566 – 1612) was an early 17th-century English explorer, sealer, and whaler. Although Henry Hudson has often been dubbed the "father of English whaling," Poole, whose 1610 voya...
Jerome Horsey
Sir Jerome Horsey (c. 1550 – 1626), of Great Kimble, Buckinghamshire, was an English explorer, diplomat and politician in the 16th and 17th centuries.He spent much time in Russia over the course of se...
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Anthony Jenkinson
Anthony Jenkinson (1529 – 1610/1611) was born at Market Harborough, Leicestershire. He was one of the first Britons to explore Muscovy and present day Russia. Jenkinson was a traveller and exp...
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William Cordell
Sir William Cordell (1522–1581) was Solicitor General and Master of the Rolls during the reign of Queen Mary I and Speaker of the House of Commons during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.Following the d...
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Martin Frobisher
Sir Martin Frobisher (c. 1535 or 1539 – 15 November 1594) was an English seaman who made three voyages to the New World to look for the Northwest Passage. All landed in northeastern Canada, around tod...
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William Goodlad
William Goodlad (c. 1576–1639) was a 17th-century English whaler. He was admiral of the Muscovy Company's London whaling fleet for nearly two decades, participating in several of the disputes involvin...
Hugh Willoughby
Sir Hugh Willoughby of Risley, Derbyshire (died 1554) was an early English Arctic voyager.During the war against Scotland called the Rough Wooing, Hugh Willoughby was the commander of a fort built at ...
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George Barne III
Sir George Barne III (c. 1532–1593) was a prominent merchant and public official from London during the reign of Elizabeth I, and the son of Sir George Barne II, and Alice Brooke.
Barne was a habe...
Robert Bylot
Robert Bylot was a 17th-century explorer who made four voyages to the Arctic. He was uneducated and from a working-class background, but was able to rise to rank of Master in the British Royal Navy.16...
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John York (Master of the Mint)
Sir John York or Yorke (died 1569?) was an English merchant who became Master of the Mint and a Member of Parliament.
He was the third son of John Yorke, by his wife Katherine Patterdale or Patter...
Christopher Borough
Christopher Borough or Christopher Burrough (fl. 1579 – 1587), son of Steven Borough, was an English adventurer, navigator and translator and the chronicler of one of the most interesting journeys in...
Richard Chancellor
Richard Chancellor (died 1556) was an English explorer and navigator; the first to penetrate to the White Sea and establish relations with Russia.
Chancellor, a native of Bristol, acquired geograp...
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Thomas Allison (explorer)
Thomas Allison (fl. 1697), was an Arctic voyager.Of Allison's personal history we have no record beyond what is to be gleaned from a journal of one of his voyages afterwards published. While in comman...
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John Weddell
John Weddell (1583–1642) was an English sea captain who served for both the Muscovy Company and the East India Company.
From May to August 1617 he was master or master’s mate of the Muscovy Compan...
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Clement Throckmorton (died 1573)
Clement Throckmorton (ca. 1512 – 1573) was an English landowner and Member of Parliament in the middle years of the 16th century.A member of a distinguished Warwickshire family, son of Sir George Thro...
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Robert Fotherby
Robert Fotherby (died 1646) was an early 17th-century English explorer and whaler. From 1613 to 1615 he worked for the Muscovy Company, and from 1615 until his death for the East India Company.
Th...
Richard Wyche (merchant)
Richard Wyche (or Wiche) (1554–1621) was a London shipowner and merchant. He was on the first Committee of Directors of the English East India Company, assisted in the formation of the North West Comp...
John Jolliffe (merchant)
John Jolliffe (29 August 1613 – 2 January 1680) was an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1679.Jolliffe was a merchant of the City of London and a member of ...