Ernest Shackleton

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE FRGS was an Anglo-Irish{{#invoke:Footnotes|sfn}} polar explorer who led three British expeditions to the Antarctic, and one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. Born in County Kildare, Ireland, Shackleton and his family moved to Sydenham in suburban London when he was ten.