samedi, novembre 12, 2011

John Hawkins

John Hawkins became the first Englishman to carry a cargo of 300 black slaves to the new world.
His voyage netted such a profit that Queen Elizabeth, who initially chastised Hawkins that his slave trading voyage was 'detestable and would call down vengeance from heaven upon the undertakers,' invested quite heavily in Hawkins' subsequent slaving expeditions and provided two of his six ships.
Names of the ships Queen Elizabeth added to the Hawkins' flotilla were 'Jesus' and the 'Grace of God"

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