THE Royal Geographical Society held a special meeting on March 5, to celebrate the five-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Prince Henry the Navigator, the real initiator of modern maritime exploration. H. R. H. the Duke of York and the Portuguese Minister were present amongst the large audience, and appropriate addresses, illustrated by reproductions of early charts and historical portraits, were given by Mr. Clements R. Markham, F.R.S., President of the Society, Sir George Taubman-Goldie, Captain Wharton, F.R.S., Hydrographer, Mr. Beazley, Mr. H. Yule Oldham, Lecturer on Geography at Cambridge, and the Portuguese Minister. The anniversary was celebrated on a large scale with considerable pomp at Oporto, the ceremonies occupying three days.
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SSRN Electronic Journal (2003)