ELIZABETHAN SEAMEN by R. R. Sellman

ELIZABETHAN SEAMEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

During the reign of Queen Elizabeth, the need for world trade markets and the threatening power of Spain gave impetus to the development of the British Navy, and it was during these Elizabethan years that England's seafaring reputation was established. With astute scholarship, the author presents a cognizant picture of those times as Elizabethan seamen sail through known and unknown waters, in turn victorious and vanquished. The voyages of John Hawkins, Raleigh, Drake, the search for new passages to Asia and India, the saga of the Spanish Armada, descriptions of war ships, merchant ships and early navigation procedures provide the seafaring or history minded reader with excellent information in a straightforward factual style.

Pub Date: Feb. 6th, 1961
Publisher: Roy