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In 1553 and 1556 the Devon-born sea captain Stephen Borough was given the task of finding a north-east passage to China to open up new trading links between Britain and the East. His epic journeys, though fraught with danger, misfortune and death, were to leave a lasting legacy for sea exploration, navigation and the operations of trading companies abroad. This book tells the story of Borough, a rather neglected Tudor hero, the expeditions he undertook and their consequences, set against the realities of sea travel in the 16th century, of geographical knowledge, and of ship technology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780750940696
ISBN-10: 0750940697
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - C. P. Mayers

Kit Mayers is a keen maritime historian, with a master's degree in maritime history from the University of Exeter. His nautical experiences include sailing around the world in a Whitbread Round the World Race as a crew member under Chay Blythe. He was also director of laboratories to the Grenfell Mission in Newfoundland and a member of the first Greenpeace expedition to the Antarctic in 1985/6.