Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595) – literature?

Home Forums Nautical Research: 1500 – 1830 Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595) – literature?

Tagged: 

Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #2306
    Anonymous

      I have just started to look into Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595). My literary review seems to be a little light. I was wondering if anyone knows of any books or articles on him aside from James A Williamson, Hawkins of Plymouth (1969). Thank you.

      #5520
      Susan J
      Participant

        Hi, there’s a more recent book by Harry Kelsey called Sir John Hawkins: Queen Elizabeth’s Slave Trader (2003). I’ll keep an eye out for any articles which might be of interest to you.

        #5338
        Howard Roberts
        Participant

          I have two books in my collection on sir John Hawkins…………….. a thoroughly unsavoury character, by today’s standards, but here goes:

          1 “The Hawkins Dynasty”. Michael Lewis. George Allen and Unwin, 1969.

          2 “Sir John Hawkins – Queen Elizabeth’s Slave Trader” Harry Kelsey, Yale University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-300-09663-1

          There May be more , but that’s all I know of.

          All best

          Howard

          #13817
          Howard Roberts
          Participant

            Those are the two books brought out in recent times and available in the UK, though I expect them to be out of print, so look in used collecions.

            Not a popular character in this day and age, due to his slaving activities.

            There is a brief account of Hawkins in Hakluyt and a list of other reading is available at the foot of Hawkins’ Wikipedia entry:
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hawkins_(naval_commander)

            Hope this helps

          Viewing 4 posts - 1 through 4 (of 4 total)
          • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.