Author Results for G.J. Marcus

The First English Voyages to Iceland

By G.J. Marcus

The article traces the first accidental contact through adverse weather at the beginning of the 15th century through to the more organised trade that had developed by the time two decades had passed. It describes the way in which English trade usurps the authority of the Norwegian Crown, despite protests and bans, and eventually dominates […] Read More

Filed under: Atlantic | High Middle Ages | North Sea
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship | Shipbuilding & Design | Strategy & Diplomacy | Whaling & Fishing

The English Dogger

By G.J. Marcus

The article traces the history of the dogger from its importation from Holland in the Middle Ages. Used for fishing voyages to Iceland, these substantial and seaworthy vessels contributed to the wealth of the East Coast, especially East Anglia. Read More

Filed under: Late Middle Ages | North Sea
Subjects include: Whaling & Fishing