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The voyage of the Matthew

Author: P L FirstbrookJudy AndrewsPeter SnowOrlando StuartBritish Broadcasting Corporation.All authors
Publisher: Bristol, England : BBC : Distributed by PBS Video, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Follow a present-day voyage that duplicates John Cabot's journey to the North American continent in 1497. The voyage begins on May 2, 1997, when a full-sized replica of Cabot's tiny ship, "Matthew", sails from Bristol, England with its crew of 19. In Episode 1, the crew prepares for departure. In Episode 2, the get their first experience of 15th-century life on the ocean. In Episode 3, the Matthew struggles north  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Cabot; John Cabot; P L Firstbrook
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: P L Firstbrook; Judy Andrews; Peter Snow; Orlando Stuart; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 61246118
Notes: Videocassette release of the television series.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Producer, Peter Firstbrook ; production assistant, Judy Andrews ; Camera, Orlando Stuart [and others].
Cast: Presenter, Peter Snow ; skipper, David Allan Williams.
Description: 3 videocassettes (60 min. each) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Responsibility: a BBC Production in association with Public Broadcasting Service.

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Follow a present-day voyage that duplicates John Cabot's journey to the North American continent in 1497. The voyage begins on May 2, 1997, when a full-sized replica of Cabot's tiny ship, "Matthew", sails from Bristol, England with its crew of 19. In Episode 1, the crew prepares for departure. In Episode 2, the get their first experience of 15th-century life on the ocean. In Episode 3, the Matthew struggles north toward Iceland, four weeks into the voyage. In Episode 4, both gales and whales are expected, as the crew prepares for an authentic Middle Ages feast. In Episode 5, the Matthew faces the most perilous stage of the crossing, the same region where the Titanic met its fate. In Episode 6, Matthew sails into Bonavista Harbor with Prince Phillip at the helm.

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