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The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques, and Discoveries of the English Nation, vol 7

England's Naval Exploits Against Spain

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Author: Richard Hakluyt
Language: English
Wordcount: 103,235 / 303 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.2
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 664
mnybks.net#: 3151
Genres: Nautical, History, Travel
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ons that we brought from home) our Generall dispatched Captaine Crosse into England with his letters, giuing him further in charge to declare vnto her Maiestie all the particularities of this our first enterprize.

After whose departure wee shaped our course toward Cape Sacre, and in the way thither wee tooke at seuerall times of ships, barkes, and Carauels well neere an hundred, laden with hoopes, gally-oares, pipe-staues, and other prouisions of the king of Spaine, for the furnishing of his forces intended against England, al which we burned, hauing dealt fauourably with the men and sent them on shoare. We also spoiled and consumed all the fisher-boats and nets thereabouts, to their great hinderance: and (as we suppose) to the vtter ouerthrow of the rich fishing of their Tunies for the same yere. At length we came to the aforesaid Cape Sacre, where we went on land; and the better to enioy the benefite of the place, and to ride in the harborow at our pleasure, we assailed the same castle, and three other s

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