Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595) – literature?
Tagged: John Hawkins
- November 5, 2014 at 11:57 am #2306AnonymousInactive
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.December 8, 2014 at 2:24 pm #5520Susan JParticipant
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.December 8, 2014 at 2:24 pm #5338Howard RobertsParticipant
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.
HowardFebruary 10, 2017 at 2:39 pm #13817Howard RobertsParticipant
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:
Hope this helps
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