Cavendish’s Last Voyage Part I: the Charges Against Davis

By R.F. Hitchcock, published August 1994


Thomas Cavendish’s round the world voyage of 1586-88 richly rewarded everyone who was involved. The fleet in Cavendish’s 1591-93 expedition consisted of five vessels, including the Desire part owned and captained by John Davis. Davis in his dedication of the Seaman’s Secrets to Lord Howard of Heffingham, denies with a good deal of conviction the charge that he had deserted.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | Health at Sea | Pacific | Other (location)
Subjects include: Manpower & Life at Sea | Science & Exploration | Ship Handling & Seamanship

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