Hakluyt and his sources

Monday, Feb 15, 2021

Richard Hakluyt's Principall Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoueries of the English Nation, published between 1589 and 1600, will always be the primary source for the history of early English exploration, as well as one of the gems of Elizabethan letters. We have a set of the fine 12-volume "Maclehose" edition, here.

Our London colleague and European consultant to Hordern House, Anthony Payne, is a respected authority on Hakluyt and the author of numerous studies. His latest piece of work which examines Hakluyt's association with the East India Company and the contemporary manuscript and printed sources that he used has just been published online and can be read or downloaded here