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Synopsis a title in the famous people famous lives series which provides an account of the life of captain scott and his trek to the south pole includes a date line and is compatible with national curriculum history key stages 1 and 2 about the author emma fischel is an experienced writer . Scott was elevated to a popular hero and promoted to the rank of a captain after being occupied with public receptions lectures and the writing of the expedition record for over a year he resumed his full time naval career in january 1906 as an assistant director of naval intelligence at the admiralty. Captain robert falcon scott cvo 6 june 1868 c 29 march 1912 was a royal navy officer and explorer who led two expeditions to the antarctic regions the discovery expedition of 1901 1904 and the ill fated terra nova expedition of 1910 1913 on the first expedition he set a new southern record by marching to latitude 82s and discovered the antarctic plateau on which the south pole . Robert falcon scott was born on 6 june 1868 in devonport he became a naval cadet at the age of 13 and served on a number of royal navy ships in the 1880s and 1890s he attracted the notice of the . Facts about captain scott inform you with the famous english royal navy officer he was born on june 6th 1868 and died on march 29 1912 there are two expeditions that he led since scott was also an explorer