Monday, December 13, 2010

English Privateering Voyages to the West Indies, 1588-1595

Andrews, Kenneth R., ed., English Privateering Voyages to the West Indies, 1588-1595; documents relating to English voyages to the West Indies from the defeat of the Armada to the last voyage of Sir Francis Drake, including Spanish documents contributed by Irene A. Wright, Cambridge, Eng. : Published for the Hakluyt Society at the University Press, 1959. [Hardcover]

Documents, some summarized entirely or in part, relating to twenty-five voyages, drawn mainly from the records of the High Court of Admiralty, with selections from narratives printed by Hakluyt and from a quantity of translations by I. A. Wright of originals (1593-5) in the Archivo General de Indias in Seville intended for a further volume on English West Indies Voyages (see Second Series 66, 71 and 99 above). The Introduction gives an account of the Court itself and of privateering during the Spanish war and in the West Indies.

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