Richard Hakluyt

Richard Hakluyt (c. 1552 – 23 November 1616) was an English writer, geographer, and translator known for promoting the English colonization of North America through his works, notably 'Divers Voyages Touching the Discovery of America' (1582) and 'The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation' (1589). His extensive compilations of travel narratives and his systematic approach to documenting voyages were instrumental in encouraging English exploration and settlement overseas.


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  1. 1. The Principal Navigations

    "The Principal Navigations" is a comprehensive collection of English travel narratives from the 16th century, detailing a wide range of voyages and expeditions. The book includes accounts of journeys to the New World, Asia, and Africa, and features explorations by famous figures like Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. The narratives provide a historical record of the era's discoveries, cultural encounters, and colonial endeavors, giving readers a unique insight into the period's maritime exploration and its impact on the world.

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