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Last voyages, Cavendish, Hudson, Ralegh : the original narratives ; introd. and ed. by Philip Edwards.

Author: Philip Edwards
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon press, 1988.
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Assembled from the accounts of the participants - leaders, mutineers and young gentlemen - which tell of endeavour and defeat at sea and in hostile terrain, this is a study of the last voyages of  Read more...

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Named Person: Thomas Cavendish; Henry Hudson; Walter Raleigh; Thomas Cavendish; Henry Hudson; Walter Ralegh
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Edwards
ISBN: 0198128940 9780198128946
OCLC Number: 466329666
Notes: Bibliogr.Index.
Description: X-268 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: General introduction. Part 1 The last voyage of Thomas Cavendish, 1591-1593: introduction - Cavendish and his voyages, Cavendish's narrative, Antony Knivet, John Davis, John Jane, Thomas Lodge; narratives - the circumnavigation 1588, Samuel Purchas 1625, Cavendish's narrative, Antony Knivet, John Davis, John Jane, Thomas Lodge. Part 2 The last voyage of Henry Hudson, 1610-1611: introduction; narratives - Henry Hudson, Abacuck Pricket, Thomas Woodhouse. Part 3 The last voyage of Sir Walter Ralegh, 1617-1618: introduction - the voyage, the documents; narratives - Ralegh's journal, the letter to Sir Ralph Winwood, the letter to Lady Ralegh, the "apology", the letter to Lord Carew, the letter to King James I. References. Index.
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'Philip Edwards' comments on all the narratives ... provide an illuminating portrait of an age of squalid intrigue as well as empire building ... His detached scholarship and presentation of evidence Read more...

 
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