Who Was Henry Hudson's Wife?

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Henry Hudson's wife was named Katherine, and together they had three sons. One son, John, accompanied Hudson on his search for a northeast passage through the Arctic Circle in 1607 and on his final voyage in 1611.

Henry Hudson made four voyages, but his most famous voyage, in which he discovered the bay and straight which bear his name, was also his last. By June 1611, the crew of the Discovery had been at sea for over a year. Facing scurvy, short rations and a long voyage back to England, Hudson's crew mutinied. Nine crew members, including Hudson and his son, were set adrift in a lifeboat in the very bay Hudson discovered.