Bradley, Peter T.
About the author: Peter Bradley is Reader in Latin American Studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He received his PhD from the University of Leeds. Previous publications include The Lure of Peru; Society, Economy and Defence in Seventeenth Century Peru; Navegantes Británicos, and a contribution to the series Compendio Histórico del Perú.1999 0-7734-7866-3
This is a single-volume survey of the voyages of English navigators, from the pioneers of the late 15th century to the scientific expeditions of the early 19th, not only in South American waters, but also the Caribbean and North America. While granting deserved attention to names such as Drake, Hawkins, Davis, Cavendish, Frobisher, Raleigh, Hudson, Dampier and Anson, it also represents a more balanced picture of English maritime enterprise by acknowledging others whose actions have not gained a wide currency.