Plymouth

Plymouth is a sea-side English city located in Devon in Southwest England. In 1620, a group of pilgrims left Plymouth for the New World and established Plymouth Colony in present-day Massachusetts, United States. In the seventeenth century, Plymouth was an important port town and once had a strong connection to early English piracy. It has long been an important commercial shipping port. Charles Darwin’s voyage on the HMS Beagle began in Plymouth.

Coordinates

Latitude: 50.375456500000
Longitude: -4.142656500000

Timeline of Events Associated with Plymouth

Date Event Manage
Oct 1831 to Oct 1836

Darwin's voyage on the Beagle

Photograph of Charles DarwinFrom October 1831 to October 1836, Charles Darwin circumnavigated the world as ship’s naturalist on board the H.M.S. Beagle; he later published his first book based on the journal of his experiences and observations during the voyage. Image: Henry Maull and John Fox, Photograph of Charles Darwin (c. 1854). This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.

Articles

Nancy Armstrong, “On Charles Darwin’s The Descent of Man, 24 February 1871″

Ian Duncan, “On Charles Darwin and the Voyage of the Beagle

Anna Henchman, “Charles Darwin’s Final Book on Earthworms, 1881”

Cannon Schmitt, “On the Publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, 1859″

Related Articles

Daniel Bivona, “On W. K. Clifford and ‘The Ethics of Belief,’ 11 April 1876″