Sir Joseph Banks and the Aubrey/Maturin Novels of Patrick O’Brian

This fascinating scholarly article by Jeremy Strong examines Sir Joseph Banks in our beloved series, both as someone mentioned within the series and as the inspiration for the character of Sir Joseph Blaine. It was originally published in Vol. 3, No. 2 (2012) of the Coriolis Interdisciplinary Journal of Maritime Studies.

Sir Joseph Banks and the Aubrey/Maturin Novels of Patrick O’Brian

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From the Coriolis Interdisciplinary Journal of Maritime Studies 3:2 (2012). Courtesy of Jeremy Strong.
Image: Official Portrait of Sir Joseph Banks, President of the Royal Society, by Thomas Phillips.

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