The ship and the attitude that changed the world.
Historian Peter Moore presents an inventive biography of one of the most famous ships of all time - from the oak tree it was made from to its last voyage in the American War of Independence. A commonplace, coal-carrying vessel, no one could have guessed that Endeavour would go on to become the most significant ship in the history of British exploration. Endeavour was also there at the Wilkes Riots in London in 1768. During the battles for control of New York in 1776 she witnessed the bloody birth of the United States of America.