The Boy's Hakluyt; English Voyages of Adventure and Discovery

The Boy's Hakluyt; English Voyages of Adventure and Discovery

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...act was avenged by the fiery soldier of Gascony, Dominic de Gourgues, with massacre of Spaniards in Florida, "Not," as he in turn proclaimed, "as unto Spaniards but as unto Traitors, Robbers and Murderers." All this as told in the accounts of Laudonniere and others reproduced by Hakluyt, constitutes one of the saddest and bloodiest chapters in early American history. Hawkins's return voyage was tempestuous. Contrary winds beset the fleet and so prolonged the passage that their provisions ran short. Relief was had, however, on the banks of Newfoundland by a large take_ of cod; and farther along when two French ships were met suflicient supplies for the remainder of the voyage were bought from them. Home was at length reached on the twentieth of September, when the fleet arrived at Padstow, Cornwall. Commercially it had been a most prosperous voyage, for it had brought "great profit" not alone to the venturers but "to the whole realme." In addition to the gains from the unholy traflic in human beings Hawkins brought his ship home freighted with "great store" of gold, silver, pearls, and other jewels. Accordingly the chronicler reverently closes his account with the pious and doubtless sincere prayer, "His Name therefore be praised for evermore Amen." A third voyage was soon planned, to be made over the same course, with a second visit to Florida. In this Francis Drake, a young kinsman of Hawkins, later destined to be the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe, had part. It ended in disaster through conflict with a Spanish fleet in the Gulf of Mexico, but its consequences were large in after performances, especially of Drake. The fleet assembled for this...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236864662
  • 9781236864666