Book Review – ‘Voyage to Jamestown: Practical navigation in the age of discovery’ by Robert D. Hicks

By Frank Scott, published October 2020

Abstract

The central idea for this book is to construct a composite fictional voyage from England to the New World Colony of Jamestown in 1611, and by means of this device to bring together material from the rarely read voyage narratives of that era. This is an undoubtedly interesting concept which involves serious scholarship. At its best the result is both highly informative, and accessible to the modern reader, and you can find yourself carried along by his imaginative approach, and immersed in the world of a seventeenth century shipmaster….

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Filed under: Atlantic | Early Modern
Subjects include: Miscellaneous | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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