Martin Frobisher: Elizabethan Privateer

Martin Frobisher: Elizabethan Privateer

by James McDermott
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300083807

ISBN-13: 9780300083804

Pub. Date: 05/28/2001

Publisher: Yale University Press

"Adventurous and wilful, the swashbuckling Martin Frobisher was both a brave sea-commander who served Elizabeth I with distinction and a privateer who singlemindedly pursued his own interests. This highly entertaining biography provides the first complete picture of the life and exploits of Frobisher - from his voyages in search of the fabled Northwest Passage to his…  See more details below

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"Adventurous and wilful, the swashbuckling Martin Frobisher was both a brave sea-commander who served Elizabeth I with distinction and a privateer who singlemindedly pursued his own interests. This highly entertaining biography provides the first complete picture of the life and exploits of Frobisher - from his voyages in search of the fabled Northwest Passage to his courageous resistance to the Spanish Armada and his exploits as privateer and some-time pirate. The book explores Frobisher's vigorous personality and its manifestation in the turbulence of his career and his impact on others. It also illuminates the robust world of maritime enterprise in England in the sixteenth-century; when the shifting objectives of the Elizabethan age brought together felons, merchants, and great officers of state."--BOOK JACKET.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300083804
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
8.08(w) x 7.88(h) x 1.68(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Note on Editorial Policyx
Acknowledgementsxi
Introductionxii
Prologue1
PART ONE To Serve His Owne Turne: c. 1555-745
ONE Early Life7
TWO London and Yorke13
THREE The Guinea Coast: 1553-5828
FOUR Divers and Sundrye Pyracies: 1559-7148
FIVE The Ambiguous Papist: 1572-7479
PART TWO The Glittering Fleece That He Doth Bring: 1574-7993
SIX The North-west Passage95
SEVEN Michael Lok103
EIGHT The 1576 Voyage120
NINE All That Glisters153
TEN The 1577 Voyage163
ELEVEN A Schisma Growen Amonge Us191
TWELVE The 1578 Voyage204
THIRTEEN The End of the Enterprise245
INTERLUDE Fame Deferred: 1579-85257
PART THREE The End of Peace: 1585-88287
FOURTEEN BrokenAmity289
FIFTEEN The West Indies Raid294
SIXTEEN The Slide: 1587-88324
SEVENTEEN The Winter Guard332
EIGHTEEN `The Warre of 21 Julie': The Armada Campaign347
PART FOUR The Queen's Admiral: 1589-94369
NINETEEN Narrow Seas and Treasure Fleets371
TWENTY The Madre de Dios391
TWENTY-ONE The Crozon Peninsula: El Leon, 1594407
TWENTY-TWO Encomium: Thy Brute and Name424
TWENTY-THREE Postscript433
Note on Known Portraits of Martin Frobisher435
Notes436
Bibliography482
Index491

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