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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Cavendish, Thomas; Hudson, Henry; Walter Alexander Raleigh, sir.; Philip Edwards
|Description:||x, 268 p. ; 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.|
|Responsibility:||introduced and edited by Philip Edwards.|
'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