Travel & Geography / Adventure Exploration & Travel / Big Chief Elizabeth: How Englands Adventurers Gambled and Won the New World by Milton, Giles Milton, Giles Amazon.co.uk Review: The follow up to his bestselling Nathaniels Nutmeg, Giles Miltons Big Chief Elizabeth is a sprawling, ambitious tale of how the aristocrats and privateers of Elizabethan England reached and colonised the wild and barbarous shores of the New World. Miltons story ranges from John Cabots voyage to America in 1497, to the painful but ultimately successful foundation of the English colony at Jamestown by 1611. However, the main focus of the book is Sir Walter Raleghs elaborate and tortuous attempts to establish an English settlement in Roanoke, in present-day Carolina, following the first English voyage there in 1584. Scouring contemporary travel accounts of the period, Milton creates a colourful and entertaining account of the greed, confusion and misunderstanding that characterised English relations with the native Americans, and the often violent and tragic conflict that often ensued. Milton has a good eye for a surreal or comical story, such as the colonys first encounter with Big Chief--or Weroanza Wingina, whose exotic title quickly captured the imagination of the English colonists, and they began referring to their own queen as Weroanza Elizabeth. The Elizabethan cast is also dazzling--the flamboyant and ambitious Walter Ralegh, who provided the money behind the Roanoke ventures, the sober ascetic scholar Thomas Hariot, who provided the brains, and hardened adventurers such as Arthur Barlowe and Ralph Lane, who provided the muscle. The myths and stories also come thick and fast, from John Smith and Pocahontas, to the importation of the fashion of drinking tobacco.....Jerry Brotton  : The Times: Milton ... draws a vivid picture of the terrible hardships the settlers enduredComments: very clean and good . Format: Paperback. Pages: 416. used books
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  • Book Title: Big Chief Elizabeth: How Englands Adventurers Gambled and Won the New World
  • Author: Milton, Giles
  • ISBN: 0340748826
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Year Published: 0 2000
  • Our Price: £11.00 GBP ($17.60 USD)
  • Description: Amazon.co.uk Review: The follow up to his bestselling Nathaniels Nutmeg, Giles Miltons Big Chief Elizabeth is a sprawling, ambitious tale of how the aristocrats and privateers of Elizabethan England reached and colonised the wild and barbarous shores of the New World. Miltons story ranges from John Cabots voyage to America in 1497, to the painful but ultimately successful foundation of the English colony at Jamestown by 1611. However, the main focus of the book is Sir Walter Raleghs elaborate and tortuous attempts to establish an English settlement in Roanoke, in present-day Carolina, following the first English voyage there in 1584. Scouring contemporary travel accounts of the period, Milton creates a colourful and entertaining account of the greed, confusion and misunderstanding that characterised English relations with the native Americans, and the often violent and tragic conflict that often ensued. Milton has a good eye for a surreal or comical story, such as the colonys first encounter with Big Chief--or Weroanza Wingina, whose exotic title quickly captured the imagination of the English colonists, and they began referring to their own queen as Weroanza Elizabeth. The Elizabethan cast is also dazzling--the flamboyant and ambitious Walter Ralegh, who provided the money behind the Roanoke ventures, the sober ascetic scholar Thomas Hariot, who provided the brains, and hardened adventurers such as Arthur Barlowe and Ralph Lane, who provided the muscle. The myths and stories also come thick and fast, from John Smith and Pocahontas, to the importation of the fashion of drinking tobacco.....Jerry Brotton : The Times: Milton ... draws a vivid picture of the terrible hardships the settlers enduredComments: very clean and good . Format: Paperback. Pages: 416.
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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Type: Used Books

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