Elizabeth's Seadogs on the Spanish MaineBook - 2010
The forgotten century of English voyages to the Americas, 1518-1618. In the popular imagination, English colonization in the Americas began with the founding of Jamestown in Virginia in 1607. But the focus of English voyages to this side of the Atlantic for 100 years before that had been much further south, in defiance of Pope Alexander VI's decree that South America would be divided between Spain and Portugal. Examining not only the oft-forgotten history of this period of English exploration between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, this history also looks at the voyages themselves, through the eyes of the sailors who faced that daunting journey. It is a story of adventure, hardship, and courage. Written by an historian with a practical knowledge of seamanship, this is an important contribution to an understanding of the early period of English attempts at colonization.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, 
Branch Call Number: 910.913 De
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)