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Hakluyt's 16th-century original. In this version, the
spelling has been retained, but the followingmanuscript abbreviations have been silently
expanded:
- vowels with macrons = vowel + 'n' or 'm' - q; = -
que (in the Latin) - y[e] = the; y[t] = that; w[t] = with
This edition contains footnotes and two types of
sidenotes. Most footnotes are added by the editor.
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conventions. Those that don't are Hakluyt's (and
are not always systematically marked as such by
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and placed before the sentence to which they
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THE PRINCIPAL
Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques,AND
Discoveries
of
THE ENGLISH NATION.
Collected by
RICHARD HAKLUYT, Preacher.
AND
Edited by
EDMUND GOLDSMID, F.R.H.S.
VOL. VII.
ENGLAND'S NAVAL EXPLOITS AGAINST
SPAIN.ENGLAND'S NAVAL EXPLOITS
AGAINST SPAIN
A voyage to the Azores with two pinases, the one
called the Serpent, and the other the Mary Sparke
of Plimouth, both of them belonging to Sir Walter
Raleigh, written by John Euesham Gentleman,
wherein were taken the gouernour, of the Isle of
Sainct Michael, and Pedro Sarmiento gouernour of
the Straits of Magalanes, in the yeere 1586.
[Sidenote: The gouernour of S. Michael taken
prisoner.] The 10. of June 1586. we departed from
Plimouth with two Pinases, the one named the
Serpent, of the burden of 35. Tunnes and the other
the Mary Sparke of Plimouth of the burthen of 50.
Tuns, both of them belonging to sir Walter Raleigh
knight; and directing our course towards the coast
of Spaine, and from thence towards the Isles of the
Azores, we tooke a small barke laden with
Sumacke and other commodities, wherein was the
gouernour of S. Michaels Island, being a Portugal,
having other Portugals and Spaniards with him.
And from thence we sailed to the Island of
Graciosa, to the Westward of the Island of
Tercera, where we discried a saile, and bearing
with her wee found her to be a Spaniard: But at the
first not greatly respecting whom we tooke, so that
we might haue enriched ourselves, which was the
cause of this our trauaile, and for that we would not
bee knowen of what nation we were, wee displayed
a white silke ensigne in our maine toppe, whichthey seeing, made accompt that we had bene
some of the king of Spaines Armadas, lying in wait
for English men of war: but when we came within
shot of her, we tooke downe our white flagge, and
spread abroad the Crosse of S. George, which
when they saw, it made them to flie as fast as they
might, but all their haste was in vaine, for our
shippes were swifter of saile then they, which they
fearing, did presently cast their ordinance and
small shot with many letters, and the draft of the
Straights of Magelan into the Sea, [Sidenote:
Pedro Sarmiento the governour of the Straights of
Magellan taken prisoner.] and thereupon
immediately we tooke her, wherein wee also tooke
a gentleman of Spaine, named Pedro Sarmiento,
gouernour of the Straights of Magelan, which said
Pedro we brought into England with us, and
presented him to our soueraigne Lady the Queene.
[Sidenote: A ship laden with fish taken and
released againe.] After this, lying off and about the
Islands, wee descried another saile, and bearing
after her, we spent the maine maste of our
Admirall, but yet in the night our Viceadmirall tooke
her, being laden with fish from Cape Blanke, the
which shippe wee let goe againe for want of men to
bring her home. The next day we descried two
other sailes, the one a shippe and the other a
Carauel, to whom we gaue chase, which they
seeing, with all speede made in vnder the Isle of
Graciosa, to a certaine Fort there for their succour,
where they came to an anker, and hauing the
winde of vs, we could not hurt them with our ships,
but we hauing a small boate which we called a lighthorseman, wherein my selfe was, being a
Musqueter, and foure more with Caliuers, and
foure that rowed, came neere vnto the shore
against the winde, which when they saw vs come
towards them they carried a great part of their
marchandize on land, whither also the men of both
vessels went and landed, [Sidenote: One of the
ships taken and sent away with 2. persons.] and as
soon as we came within Musquet shot, they began
to shoote at vs with great ordinance and small
shot, and we likewise at them, and in the ende we
boorded one wherein was no man left, so we cut
her cables, hoysed her sailes, and sent her away
with two of our men, [Sidenote: The Caravel is
taken.] and the other 7. of vs passed more neere
vnto the shoare, and boorded the Carauel, which
did ride within a stones cast from the shoare, and
so neere the land that the people did cast stones
at vs, but yet in despight of them all we tooke her,
and one onely Negro therein: and cutting her
cables in the hawse, we hoysed her sailes and
being becalmed vnder the land we were
constrained to rowe her out with our boate, the
Fort still shooting at vs, and the people on land with
Musquets and caliuers, to the number of 150. or
thereabout: and we answered them with the small
force wee had; in the time of which our shooting,
the shot of my Musquet being a crossebarre-shot
happened to strike the gunner of the fort to death,
euen as he was giuing leuell to one of his great
pieces, and thus we parted from them without any
losse or hurt on our side. [Sidenote: The prises
sent home.] And now, hauing taken these fiue
sailes of shippes, we did as before, turne away theshippe with the fish, without hurting them, and from
one of the other shippes we tooke her maine
Maste to serue our Admirals turne, and so sent her
away putting into her all the Spaniards and
Portugals (sauing that gentleman Pedro Sarmiento,
with three other of the principal men and two
Negroes) leauing them all within sight of land, with
bread and water sufficient for 10. dayes if neede
were.
Thus setting our course for England, being off the
Islands in the height of 41 degrees, or there about,
one of our men being in the toppe discried a saile,
then 10. saile, then 15. whereupon it was
concluded to sende home those prizes we had,
and so left in both our Pinasses not aboue 60.
men. [Sidenote: Two Carracks, 10. Gallions, 12.
small ships.] Thus wee returned againe to the
Fleete we had discried, where wee found 24. saile
of shippes, whereof two of them were Caracks, the
one of 1200. and the other of a 1000. tunnes, and
10. Gallions, the rest were small shippes and
Carauels all laden with Treasure, spices, and
sugars with which 24. shippes we with two small
Pinasses did fight, and kept company the space of
32. houres, continually fighting with them and they
with vs, but the two Caracks kept still betwixt the
Fleete and vs, that wee could not take any one of
them, so wanting powder, wee were forced to giue
them ouer against our willes, for that wee were all
wholly bent to the gaining of some of them, but
necessitie compelling vs, and that onely for want of
powder, without losse of any of our men, (which
was a thing to be wondered at considering theinequalitie of number) at length we gaue them
ouer. [Sidenote: The 2. pinasses returne for
England.] Thus we againe set our course for
England, and so came to Plimouth within 6. houres
after our prizes, which we sent away 40. houres
before vs, where wee were receiued with
triumphant ioy, not onely with great Ordinance then
shot off, but with the willing hearts of all the people
of the Towne, and of the Countrey thereabout; and
we not sparing our Ordinance (with the powder
wee had left) to requite and answere them againe.
And from thence wee brought our prizes to
Southampton, where sir Walter Ralegh being our
owner, rewarded vs with our shares.
Our prizes were laden with sugars, Elephants
teeth, waxe, hides, rice, brasill, and Cuser, as by
the testimonie of Iohn Euesham himselfe, Captaine
Whiddon, Thomas Rainford, Beniamin Wood,
William Cooper Master, William Cornish Master,
Thomas Drake Corporall, Iohn Ladd gunner,
William Warefield gunner, Richard Moone, Iohn
Drew, Richard Cooper of Harwich, William Beares
of Ratcliffe, Iohn Row of Saltash, and many others,
may appeare.
* * * * *
A briefe relation of the notable seruice performed
by Sir Francis Drake vpon the Spanish Fleete
prepared in the Road of Cadiz: and of his
destroying of 100. saile of barks; Passing from
thence all along the coast to Cape Sacre, where
also hee tooke certaine Forts: and so to the mouth