Sir John Hawkins

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sir John Hawkins English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532-1595)
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Usage

In literature:

The English trade began with Sir John Hawkins' voyages in 1562 and later, in which "the Jesus, our chiefe shippe" played a leading part.
"The Negro" by W.E.B. Du Bois
The pioneer of this traffic had been Sir John Hawkins, one of the boldest of the great Elizabethan sailors.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
Hawkins, Sir John, 97, 99, 125.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
Queen Elizabeth had been a partner in the second voyage of Sir John Hawkins, the first English slave-captain.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Hawkins, Sir John, 111, 262.
"Microcosmography" by John Earle
Hawkins, Sir John, his reception at Vera Cruz, 1-2.
"Pioneers of the Pacific Coast" by Agnes C. Laut
At the age of fifteen, he was introduced by Sir John Hawkins to Johnson, whose friendship he enjoyed to the last year of the Doctor's life.
"Books and Authors" by Anonymous
The English attacked the fort, but Sir John Hawkins was killed.
"Porto Rico" by Arthur D. Hall
In 1595, when there were no longer any fears of a Spanish landing, Drake determined on another voyage, and this time with Sir John Hawkins.
"The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899]" by James Rodway
Sir John Hawkins, Drake's kinsman, was, like him, a distinguished sailor, but not a real discoverer or explorer at all.
"The Spanish Pioneers" by Charles F. Lummis
That this poem was printed we gather also from the elegy of Thomas Hawkins upon Sir John.
"Francis Beaumont: Dramatist" by Charles Mills Gayley
After, in the voyage of Sir John Hawkins in 1586, she struck aground in coming into Plymouth harbour, before her going to sea.
"The Golden Galleon" by Robert Leighton
Certainly Lord Howard of Effingham, Admiral of the Fleet, knew nothing of Elizabeth's intentions, nor did Sir John Hawkins, the paymaster.
"Great Ralegh" by Hugh De Selincourt
Hawkins, Sir John, 38.
"The Brothers' War" by John Calvin Reed
Hawkins, Sir John, 232, 233 (notes).
"Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromartie, Knight" by John Willcock
Sir John Hawkins was bred to the sea in the ships of his family.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 1" by Various
Hawkins, Sir John, lands luckless seamen in Mexico, 14.
"The Beginners of a Nation" by Edward Eggleston
Hawkins, Sir John, 330.
"A Book about Doctors" by John Cordy Jeaffreson
Hawkins, Sir John, 54.
"Genius in Sunshine and Shadow" by Maturin Murray Ballou
Sir John Hawkins was born at Plymouth about the year 1520.
"Fifty-two Stories of the British Navy, from Damme to Trafalgar." by Alfred H. Miles
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