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This review is from: Merchant Adventurers: The Voyage of Discovery that Transformed Tudor England (Hardcover)
This story is both very well researched and an excellent read. The central narrative is completely compelling, and the reader almost doesn't notice that the book deals too with new developments in political thinking, groundbreaking advances in maritime skills, and economic models that were new too, at least to England.
At the heart of the account are the stories of the people involved; notably Sebastian Cabot, whose views, so enlightened for the times, lay at the philosophical heart of the venture; and Richard Chancellor, a young and brilliant mariner and seeker after scientific understanding, who placed his stamp on history.
I was gripped and highly recommend this to anyone interested in good popular history
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Initial post: 20 Feb 2014 10:33:11 GMT
Dr David Mankin says:
Who is Bibliophile? Yet another 5 star review by someone who's not reviewed any other items on the website. Is it the publisher or the literary agent or a friend or....? Its time Amazon stamped this out. A cluster of 5 star reviews can mislead potential purchasers.
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