Author Results for G V Scammell

European Seamanship in the Great Age of Discovery

By G V Scammell

This article describes in some detail the many hazards risked by early seamen, during the fifteenth, sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, and their methods of overcoming those hazards insofar as they were able to do so. Consideration is given of the facts that climate and navigation were not fully understood, whilst ships were themselves not […] Read More

Filed under: Tudors | High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Handling & Seamanship