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Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America

Peter C. Mancall


Richard Hakluyt the younger, a contemporary of William Shakespeare, advocated the creation of English colonies in the New World at a time when the advantages of this idea were far from self-evident. This book describes in detail the life and times of Hakluyt, a trained minister who became an editor of travel accounts. Hakluyt's Promise demonstrates his prominent role in the establishment of English America as well as his interests in English opportunities in the East Indies. The volume presents nearly 50 illustrations—many unpublished since the sixteenth century—and offers a fresh view of Hakl ... More

Keywords: Richard Hakluyt the younger, English colonies, English Indies, policy makers, New World, Spice Islands, peaceful coexistence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780300110548
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300110548.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter C. Mancall, author