His nickname was that of a historical imposter and fraud who lived 200 years before him, but he is remembered for his self-sacrifice nearly 100 years ago. Who was he?
#110150. Asked by Datsmeharse. (Oct 25 09 11:28 AM)
Captain Lawrence 'Titus' Oates (1880–1912) was the member of Captain Scott's Antarctic expedition who walked out of the tent during a blizzard saying "I am just going outside and may be some time". His nickname refers to Titus Oates who was responsible for the 'Popish Plot' in 1678 which led to a witchhunt of Catholics.
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