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.
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Editors. "John Hawkins sets off on a second voyage to the New World". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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