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A fleeting empire : early Stuart Britain and the merchant adventurers to Canada

Author: Andrew D Nicholls
Publisher: Montréal ; Ithaca, NY : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

An illuminating history of the first mercenaries and merchants who fought to control North America.


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nicholls, Andrew D., 1965-
Fleeting empire.
Montréal ; Ithaca, NY : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew D Nicholls
ISBN: 9780773580787 0773580786 9780773537781 0773537783 9780773581371 0773581375 1283530457 9781283530453 9786613842909 6613842907
OCLC Number: 768490943
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 246 pages) : illustrations, maps, portraits
Contents: The Huron Mission and the promise of New France --
Early English and British expeditions in the North Atlantic Theatre --
King James VI/I and the challenge of Anglo-Scottish co-operation --
The poet courtier : Sir William Alexander and his charter --
The paper Colony : Charles's privateers and the proxy war --
The demands of honour and Charles I's unfolding strategy --
A man of controversy : James Stewart of Killeith, fourth Lord Ochiltree --
Mixed motives and the company of merchant adventurers to Canada --
Shifting loyalties and the case of the embezzled furs --
Lord Ochiltree's Gamble and the abandonment of Port Royal --
The treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and the end of a partnership.
Responsibility: Andrew D. Nicholls.
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"Written in a clear, direct style, A Fleeting Empire is an impressive achievement. It will enlighten anyone interested in the history of the Atlantic world in the early 17th century." The Chronicle Read more...

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