Books A New and General Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 4 of 8

  • Autor: Unknown Author
  • Editor: Forgotten Books
  • Last data published: 27 September 2015
  • ISBN: 1330504100
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Excerpt from A New and General Biographical Dictionary, Vol. 4 of 8: Containing an Account of the Lives and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in Every Nation in the World, Particularly the British and Irish, From the Earliest Accounts of Time to the Present Period- Wherein Their Remarkable Actions and Sufferings, Their He commanded, on that occasion, the Elizabeth Bonaventure, and signalized himself in a remarkable manner- especially in the last engagement with the Spaniards, near Calais. Queen Elizabeth was so pleased with his good services, that she granted him a commission, dated October 4, 1588, to pursue his intended voyage to the South Sea- and, for his greater honour and encouragement, lent him one of her own royal ships, named the Golden Lion, to be the admiral. This he victualled and furnished at his own charge- and sailed about the end of October, attended with many brave English gentlemen. In the Channel he took a ship of Dunkirk, named the Hare, laden with merchandize for Spain, which he sent home- but contrary winds at first, and afterwards a violent storm, which forced him to cut his main-mast by the board, deprived him of all farther hopes and ability to prosecute his designs on the Spanish coasts, so that he returned to England. However, not discouraged by this unhappy disappointment, he undertook a third voyage to the West Indies in 1589. For that purpose he obtained the queen's leave, and on ship of the royal navy, called the Victory- to which adding three other small ships, furnished at his own expence with about four hundred men, and all necessaries, he set sail from Plymouth the 18th of June. He now made several valuable seizures, but experienced all the hardships of a tedious voyage. The earl, in attempting to seize a Brazil ship, seeing captain Lister had boldly carried off the companion, had two parts of his own men killed or wounded, and received himself three shots upon his shield, and a fourth on his side, though not deep- his head was likewise broken with stones, and all covered with blood, and both his head and legs were much burned with granadoes- notwithstanding which, they had the good fortune to make themselves masters of a Portugueze ship, of 110 tons, freighted with sugar and Brazil wood- and two days after of another, between three and four hundred tons, loaden with hides, cochineal, sugar, china dishes, and silver. After being now kept out at sea by storms and contrary winds, and reduced to the greatest extremities, he arrived safe at Falmouth on the 29th of December. In 1591 his lordship undertook a fourth voyage to the coast of Spain, with five ships, fitted out at his own charge. He sailed from England in May, and, in his way to the Spanish coasts, found several Dutch ships coming from Lisbon loaden with spices, which he took out of them. These spices he determined to send to England, in a ship guarded by the Golden Noble, his rear-admiral- but they were taken in a calm, by some Portugueze gallies from Penicha, one of the captains, with several of the men, slain, and the rest carried prisoners to Penicha, and from thence to Lisbon. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. Information about mcdougal is not identified as well as may be taken off for the inquire from the creator. Maybe you could possibly be interested in various other ebooks with the Unknown Author. I was in a position to obtain the majority of the a lot of iformatsii for you. To get creators of these studies: this site does not include public obtain ones ebooks on the web pages just opening information about the hem ebook. If you find that our website can be infringing, remember to write to us about this so if you're in truth the article author these ebooks, i will immediately eliminate web sites from the web site.


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