Author: Hazlewood, Nick
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers,
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: As New
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 416 pages. During the 1560's, on direct orders from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I, John Hawkyns set sail from England, his destination - the Guinea Coast, his mission - to round up Africans and ship them to the slave markets of Spanish America. Although his voyages would ultimately end in bloody and bitter failure, John Hawkyns was the queen's personal slave trader, England's first trafficker in the inhumane transatlantic trade that, in the centuries to come, would dominate on the world stage.