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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, 1568 The Visit

London, 1568 The Visit

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(p.8) Chapter 2 London, 1568 The Visit
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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/9780300110548.003.0002

This chapter tells the story of Hakluyt's visit to his older cousin, also named Richard Hakluyt, who was then living at the Middle Temple in London. The Middle Temple, marked simply as “The Temple” on contemporary maps, was one of the Inns of Court, a place where young men dreamed and older men schemed. If Hakluyt wrote about his visit to his cousin the lawyer in any depth, no record of such an account has survived the four centuries since his death in 1616. However, twenty-one years after he made the visit, he described it in the dedication of one of his books. As he knew then, what happened that day made as deep an impression on him as anything that would occur later in his life.

Keywords:   cousin, Middle Temple, lawyer, Inns of Court, contemporary maps

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