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Название: The boy's Drake; story of the great sea fighter of the sixteenth century
Автор: Edwin M. Bacon
Издательство: New York, C. Scribners sons
Размер: 29 Мб
Для сайта: eKnigi.org
THIS "Boy's Drake," the story of the "sea king" of the sixteenth century, the greatest navigator of his day, and the first great English admiral, whose marvellous exploits were largely in American waters, is offered as a fitting companion to the "Boy's Hakluyt." While Raleigh and Hakluyt are rightly given place in history as founders of the American colonies, to Drake might justly be accorded the distinction of the clearer of the way for these colonies. By his exploits along the Spanish Main, and his wondrous voyage circumnavigating the globe, and sailing the first English ship up the Pacific coast, he broke the Spanish monopoly and opened the Americas to all Europe. Although adventure rather than discovery, reprisals and warfare rather than exploration, inspired his voyages, he made discoveries that materially changed the narrow map of the world in his time.