The Spanish are portrayed in a very bad light throughout this book, which I'm sure is pretty accurate.
What makes it so interesting is that all of the many stories in the book are firsthand accounts of the travails of the participants.
This is why I highly recommend this book which covers the period of Elizabethan exploration, trade, and piracy.
I wondered how our ancestors learned to navigate the oceans in search of what was out there. I learned about Richard Hakluyt from reading the Virginia Company colonial charter... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jerry King
A very good summary of early exploration and the beginnings of merchant trading reaching out from mother England. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rodney JH Terrell
These tales vary from 2 pages to 25. The longer ones are the best, the most engaging. The short ones set the tone and establish the mentality of these commercially motivated... Read morePublished on December 4, 2011 by S. Clark