22 November – Explorer Sir Martin Frobisher dies of gangrene and Sir William Butts dies from malaria

| November 22, 2021

22 November – Explorer Sir Martin Frobisher dies of gangrene and Sir William Butts dies from malaria

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd November 1594, naval commander, privateer and explorer, Sir Martin Frobisher, died at Plymouth. He died of gangrene after having been shot in the thigh during hand-to-hand combat during a siege. Frobisher is best known for his three voyages in search of the Northwest Passage and his naval service […]