A Short History of British Expansion

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VII. THE PUSH TO THE EAST113
(i) The approach to Asia by land
The two Elizabethan schools of thought113
The Muscovy Company: Jenkinson in Bokhara and Persia, 1558-63114
Further expeditions to Persia, 1564-80116
Other attempts at an overland trade116
(ii) The North-West Passage
Scantiness of geographical information117
Gilbert's Discourse: Michael Lok and Martin Frobisher117
Frobisher's first voyage, 1576: the Cathay Company118
Second and third voyages, 1577-8: collapse of the Company119
Voyages of John Davis, 1585-7120
(iii) The true road to Asia
Reasons for discontinuance of the North-West search121
Fenton's voyage, 1582-3121
Raymond and Lancaster, 1591-4; Wood, 1596122
The Dutch in the East123
The East India Company, 1600124
VIII. ELIZABETHAN ATTEMPTS AT COLONIZATION125
Social changes favouring colonization125
Motives: alleged over-population; hope of new markets; the Asiatic passage125
Development of Gilbert's ideas his patent of 1578: voyage of 1578-9126
Proposed Catholic colony of refuge127
Gilbert's expedition, 1583: annexation of Newfoundland: death128
Ralegh takes up the task: patent of 1584 discovery of Virginia130
The first Virginia colony, 1585-6131
The second Virginia colony, 1587: disappearance of the colonists132
Ralegh in Guiana, 1595133
IX. THE SPANISH WAR, 1585-1603134
Causes and conditions of the struggle13
The English and Spanish navies134
Drake's West Indian expedition, 1585-6135
Elizabeth's vacillation: Drake's campaign of 1587137
The great Armada, 1588138
The Portugal expedition, 1589142
Commerce destruction: the new Spanish navy: Philip's persistence143
Last expedition of Drake and Hawkins, 1595-6144
Ralegh and Essex the Cadiz expedition, 1596: the armada of 1596145
The last years of the war: the peace of 1604146
AUTHORITIES FOR PART II.147

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