Frozen In Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition

“It’s as if he’s unconscious,” marveled forensic anthropologist Owen Beattie as he lifted the slim body of twenty-year-old chief stoker John Torrington to the surface, the young man’s head lolling onto his shoulder. Torrington’s perfectly preserved body had been buried in Arctic permafrost for 138 years. This is the story of how the investigation of the corpses of three Victorian seamen led to the unraveling of the fate of the famed 1845 expedition commanded by Sir John Franklin.


Written with Owen Beattie

Introduction by Margaret Atwood

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