Mary Frear Keeler's Sir Francis Drake's West Indian Voyage, 1585-86 (Hakluyt PDF

By Mary Frear Keeler

ISBN-10: 0904180018

ISBN-13: 9780904180015

major within the background of Anglo-Spanish family and of English ventures was once Drake's day trip to the West Indies in 1585-86. His raids on Spanish cities on either side of the Atlantic have been aimed not just to assemble treasure yet to carry an army problem to the empire of Philip II. The voyage was once associated additionally with the plantation tasks of Raleigh, and ended with Drake bringing domestic the discouraged settlers of the 1st Virginia colony. even though now not a monetary good fortune, the day trip attracted broad awareness in England and the continent and was once a prelude to the occasions of 1588. For over 3 centuries after the voyage the most resource of knowledge approximately it used to be the vigorous narrative, strongly propagandistic in tone, that was once released in 1588 and 1589. within the current quantity this account, attributed to Captain Walter Bigges, has been seriously edited within the mild of proof now to be had from English and Spanish resources. revealed are also records when it comes to ships and team of workers and to monetary bills of the day trip. integrated too are the magazine from the vice-admiral's send, the Primrose, edited from the unique manuscript, the fragmentary journals from ships of 2 different significant officials, and an incredible publication. between illustrations are a formerly unpublished map on the subject of Drake's cease at Vigo, in addition to the Boazio maps, that are proven in differing sizes and info. Dr Keeler's advent discusses the day trip within the context of Elizabethan rules within the pre-Armada years. She issues out new facts on Drake's administrative practices, on his negotiations with Spanish officers, and on his dealings with a hard rear-admiral. Appendices offer severe notes at the Boazio maps and at the conditions of the book of the Bigges account. this can be a new print-on-demand hardback variation of the quantity first released in 1981.

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