Sir John Hawkins (1532-1595) – literature?

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      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.

      Susan J

        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.

        Howard Roberts

          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 Roberts

            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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