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Ep14: Capt. Woodes Rogers & the real Robinson Crusoe
Episode 146th July 2020 • The BackTracker History Show • The Backtracker
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Woodes Rogers was an English sea captain and privateer and, later, the first Royal Governor of the Bahamas. He is known as the captain of the vessel that rescued marooned Alexander Selkirk, whose plight is generally believed to have inspired Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.

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Macpherson Collection, © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

National Archives. London.

Newspaper Archives.