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Raleigh in Exeter 1985 Queen Elizabeth I

Raleigh in Exeter 1985 Queen Elizabeth I


RALEIGH IN EXETER 1985: Privateering and Colonisation in the Reign of Elizabeth I. Edited by Joyce Youings, UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, Great Britain, 1985.



ISBN: 0859892522


Colonisation by the European powers has always had its seamier side and the first attempt to settle English people on the North American mainland - by one of Queen Elizabeth's favourite courtiers, Sir Walter Raleigh - was no exception. The hunt for prize ships and cargoes was a major attraction for the sea-captains and their crews who sailed across the Atlantic in the years 1584-7.


Privateering, ship design, English society, the lost colonists, the drawing of John White, and the adoption of Sir Walter Raleigh as an American folk hero are among the topics covered in this volume. Illustrated.

Paperback book. Blue cover with white title & cover illustration. Solid binding with clean pages & light cover wear. About 8 x 5-1/2.


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