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Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America

Peter C. Mancall

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110548
eISBN:
9780300135275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110548.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Richard Hakluyt the younger, a contemporary of William Shakespeare, advocated the creation of English colonies in the New World at a time when the advantages of this idea were far from self-evident. ... More


National Autonomy

Robert K. Batchelor

in London: The Selden Map and the Making of a Global City, 1549-1689

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226080659
eISBN:
9780226080796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080796.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The arrival of a Chinese map and Japanese sailors with Thomas Cavendish on his return from circumnavigating the globe in 1588 helped transform understandings of national autonomy in the watershed ... More


Before 1619

Peter C. Mancall

in Virginia 1619: Slavery and Freedom in the Making of English America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651798
eISBN:
9781469651811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651798.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Before 1619, the English failed time and again in their efforts to establish colonies in the Western Hemisphere. But, despite the disappointments and loss of capital and human life, a group of ... More


The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Corporation

Henry S. Turner

in The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Chapter Four turns to the examples of English joint-stock companies formed for colonization and international trade, using them to illustrate the limits of the period’s arguments about sovereignty ... More


War, Politics, and Colonization, 1558–1625

John C. Appleby

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205623
eISBN:
9780191676703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205623.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The achievements of the period failed to match the expectations of a new generation of colonial expansionists, such as Richard Hakluyt, who envisaged the creation of an English Empire in America to ... More


Conquerors, Governors, and Chroniclers: The Persona of the “Captain”

Alexander B. Haskell

in For God, King, and People: Forging Commonwealth Bonds in Renaissance Virginia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469618029
eISBN:
9781469618043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618029.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the efforts by Elizabethan colonizers like Sir Walter Ralegh to define their persona as captain as entailing a calling of considerable providential significance. Drawing on the ... More


Councils, Providence and Political Legitimacy in Early Virginia

Alexander Haskell

in The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780197266038
eISBN:
9780191844805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266038.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Councils played a significant role in late sixteenth and early seventeenth-century English colonising efforts in America, especially in reinforcing the legitimacy of these endeavours against several ... More


London, c. 1592 Woodson's Tusk

Peter C. Mancall

in Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110548
eISBN:
9780300135275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110548.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on an event in Richard Hakluyt's life when he was forty years old. Hakluyt's friend Alexander Woodson had sent a foot-and-half-long tusk to Hakluyt from his home in Bristol, ... More


Roger Barlow, Robert Thorne, & Hakluyt’s Project

Heather Dalton

in Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange 1500–1560

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199672059
eISBN:
9780191773747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672059.003.0013
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter examines how John Dee’s promotion of Robert Thorne’s writings and Richard Hakluyt’s inclusion and manipulation of these texts in his publications ensured that Thorne, like Sebastian ... More


Collections of Voyages and Travels

in Habsburg Peru: Images, Imagination and Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239147
eISBN:
9781846313264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239147.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Richard Hakluyt, a noted collector, translator, and editor, produced three significant works chronicling sea voyages and travels to Peru and the New World. The first, Divers Voyages (1582), was ... More


Documents, Monographs and Theatre

in Habsburg Peru: Images, Imagination and Memory

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239147
eISBN:
9781846313264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239147.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In the 1570s, the earliest advocates of English overseas expansion in the age of Elizabeth I produced various types of propositions recommending expeditions to the west, to the South Sea, and to the ... More


Conclusion: Wonders in the Deep

Chris Barrett

in Early Modern English Literature and the Poetics of Cartographic Anxiety

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816874
eISBN:
9780191858567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816874.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

While Chapters 1–3 examine early modern texts that take the work of spatial representation as an opportunity to consider the labor, dangers, and possibilities of representation, the Conclusion (which ... More


Exodus

Winthrop D. Jordan

in White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834022
eISBN:
9781469600765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838686_jordan.22
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter begins with the words that concluded President Thomas Jefferson's second inaugural address in 1805. Coming from him, from the Enlightenment, from rationalism and natural philosophy, from ... More


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