The brave Bolsover man who became Canada’s ‘forgotten explorer’

Peter Fidler did more to ‘map’ the Canadian wilderness than anyone else – but it took more than a century before his efforts gained recognition, as Deborah Barham Smith reports.

BORN IN BOLSOVER IN 1769, intrepid nineteen-year-old Peter Fidler,  signed up as a labourer with the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) in London because –  as J.G. MacGregor said in his book  Peter Fidler, the Lost Explorer – “the call of adventure rather  than the nudge of necessity must have prompted him to take service with the company.”…

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