Editors. "John Hawkins sets off on a second voyage to the New World". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=15037, accessed 28 March 2015.]
John Hawkins sets off from Plymouth on a second voyage to the New World, which lasts until September the following year. He receives support from Queen Elizabeth in undertaking this voyage, and she supplies him with his vessel, a huge ship called 'Jesus of Lubeck'. Hawkins' voyages were to instigate the British slave trade, as he began the practice of the 'triangular trade' which was to be the hallmark of its spectacular profits.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are not a subscriber, please click here to read about membership. All our articles have been written recently by experts in their field, more than 95% of them university professors.