The Island that Disappeared: The Lost History of the Mayflower's Sister Ship and Its Rival Puritan Colony

The Island that Disappeared: The Lost History of the Mayflower's Sister Ship and Its Rival Puritan Colony

by Tom Feiling

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612197081
Publisher: Melville House Publishing
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 521,693
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 16.50(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Tom Feiling is a writer, journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker and the author of two highly accliaimed books Cocaine Nation How the White Trade Took Over The World (Pegasus 2010) which was based on over 60 interviews with those involved in all aspects of the cocaine business and Short Walks from Bogota: Journeys in the New Columbia (Penguin, 2013), a travelogue exploring that country's culture, history and politics.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

Maps of the Western Caribbean and Providence Island xiii

Part I 1

1 Building New Westminster 3

2 Educating Essex 21

3 The Seaflower 35

4 Cake, Ale, and Painful Preaching: A Banbury Tale 49

5 The First Voyage to the Miskito Coast 61

6 The Pride of the Righteous 73

7 The Africans, 'During Their Strangeness From Christianity' 87

8 'A Nest of Thieves and Pirates' 99

9 'Raw Potatoes and Turtle Meat' 113

10 The Last Days of Their Lordships' Isle 129

Part 2 151

11 'Little More Than the Summit of a Hill' 153

12 The Western Design 169

13 The Rise of Port Royal and the Recapture of Providence 187

14 Henry Morgan, Admiral of the Brethren 205

Part 3 223

15 Mariners, Castaways, and Renegades 225

16 The Last Englishman 255

17 'A Sort of Lying That Makes a Great Hole in the Heart' 273

18 How the Light Came In 295

Part 4 313

19 Modern Times 315

20 'Maybe They Don't Know What Is an Island' 335

21 'Still a Little Behind Time' 347

Epilogue 363

References 367

Acknowledgments 385

Index 389

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