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Ralph Fitch, England's Pioneer to India and Burma; His Companions and Contemporaries, with His Remarkable Narrative Told in His Own Words

Ralph Fitch England s Pioneer to India and Burma His Companions and Contemporaries with His Remarkable Narrative Told in His Own Words This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated e

  • Title: Ralph Fitch, England's Pioneer to India and Burma; His Companions and Contemporaries, with His Remarkable Narrative Told in His Own Words
  • Author: John Horton Ryley
  • ISBN: 9781230237374
  • Page: 269
  • Format: Paperback
  • This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated 1899 edition Excerpt CHAPTER III HISTORICAL SUMMARY, 1583 91 1 DECLINE OF PORTUGAL IN THE EAST SPAIN AND THE PHILIPPINES COMING OF THE DUTCH BEGINNING OF BRITAIN S EThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book without typos from the publisher Not indexed Not illustrated 1899 edition Excerpt CHAPTER III HISTORICAL SUMMARY, 1583 91 1 DECLINE OF PORTUGAL IN THE EAST SPAIN AND THE PHILIPPINES COMING OF THE DUTCH BEGINNING OF BRITAIN S EMPIRE DURING the eight years absence of Master Ralph Fitch public affairs in Europe, and the work of adventure, exploration, and expansion by his own countrymen, had been making rapid progress In the year after his departure, 1584, the infamous ban issued by Philip of Spain against the Prince of Orange took effect, and William the Silent fell by the hand of the assassin Balthasar Gerard The shock 1 The episode in the long fight with the Spanish Armada which is reproduced on the opposite page is from a volume in large folio, which may be seen in the Print Room of the British Museum It is entitled The Tapestry Hangings of the House of Lords representing the several engagements between the English and Spanish Fleets in the ever memorable year Mdlxxxviii with the portraits of the Lord High Admiral, and the other Noble Commanders, taken from the Life, c a series of charts is added, and an account of each day s action from the most Authentic Manuscripts and Writers The work was published in 1739 by John Pine, engraver, who was caused in England by this outrage was intensified by the discovery of the Throgmorton Conspiracy to murder the Queen and to place Mary of Scots upon the throne, which was immediately followed by the rupture of diplomatic relations with Spain and the expulsion of the ambassador Mendoza Thus at last the two countries became open enemies Antwerp, the great commercial centre to which much of the growing Eastern trade had been attracted, fell before Alexander of Parma in 1585, after a memorable siege, and the Earl of Leicester was sent to the help of the

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