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The Untold Story of Captain James Cook RN (Hardback)

Revelations of a Historical Researcher

P&S History > Social History

By Colin Waters
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Pages: 224
Illustrations: 32 mono illustrations
ISBN: 9781399056960
Published: 14th February 2024



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The explosive findings within this book are history-changing. They discount the age-old belief that Captain James Cook, the great circumnavigator, left no modern direct descendants. Using compelling, detailed and verifiable evidence, Colin Waters completely unravels, for the first time, the full fascinating story concerning the mysterious supposed 18th century drowning of his son, James Cook junior. The author also presents genealogical evidence to support old rumours that after faking his own death, James travelled to North Yorkshire where he joined his wife & son, leaving behind him a scandal that resulted in him being virtually expunged from all official naval records. The Royal Navy cover-up that resulted matches any modern-day conspiracy theory and gives credence to all those who today claim to be direct descendants of the famous Captain James Cook R.N.

As featured in the Scottish Sunday Post: Dead man's jest: Did the only son of world-famous sailor James Cook really fake his own death?

Stevie Gallacher

Hunt for Captain James Cook's Heir

Manawatu Standard

New book exposes ‘history-changing revelations’ about Middlesbrough’s Captain James Cook

Teesside Live

As featured by BNN News: Archival Revelation Challenges Narrative of Captain James Cook's Family Lineage

BNN 'The People's News' Australia

As featured in The Times

Sara Tor, The Times

About Colin Waters

Colin Waters began working life with a regional newspaper, later becoming a successful author, writer, researcher, lecturer and social historian. In Whitby he served as a school governor and became involved in tourism and educational initiatives, notably being asked to present the History Channel’s 1980 ‘Photos for the Future’ awards. Colin has contributed to British & overseas publications & broadcasts; and in Spain worked as an English-language TV station manager & news editor. Now retired, Colin lives in rural Scotland.

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