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Hakluyt's PromiseAn Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America$
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Peter C. Mancall

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780300110548

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300110548.001.0001

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London, 1609 Virginia Richly Valued

London, 1609 Virginia Richly Valued

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(p.236) Chapter 10 London, 1609 Virginia Richly Valued
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Hakluyt's Promise
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Peter C. Mancall

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300110548.003.0010

This chapter discusses the arrival and departure of long-distance voyages, which had become notable spectacles in London. Hakluyt was more attuned to events abroad than most of the city's residents, and he invariably paid attention to ships arriving from both the western hemisphere and the East Indies. He had been thinking about Virginia for two decades by then, ever since Thomas Harriot and John White had returned from Roanoke. He knew well the difficulties of establishing English settlements abroad. The lost colonists at Roanoke, the drownings of Parmenius and Gilbert, and the tribulations of Ralegh in Guiana tempered the enthusiasm that anyone would have for such a journey, so it must have been a moment of some satisfaction to hear of a ship from America docking in London. The vessel from the East Indies would have been less surprising, since Hakluyt had believed for close to a decade that voyages to the Spice Islands could be profitable.

Keywords:   long-distance voyages, western hemisphere, East Indies, Virginia, Thomas Harriot, John White, Spice Islands

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