A magnificent piece of popular history ( Nicholas Fearn, Independent on Sunday - NATHANIEL')
Milton is the new Bruce Chatwin ( The Mail on Sunday)
Beautifully touching ( Philip Hensher, The Spectator - NATHANIEL'S NUTMEG)
The thoroughness and intelligence of his research underpins the lively confidence with which he deploys it. ( John Spurling, Times Literary Supplement - NATHANI)
Milton has created a truly gripping tale. ( Martin Booth, The Sunday Times - NATHANIEL'S NUTME)
Milton has brought the era to life, conveying nuances of character and the values of the time. ( Sunday Times)
'Milton ... unearths in a brilliantly-researched work the recklessness of the Elizabethan adventurers who gambled their lives and fortunes to break Spain's dominance over the New World. ( The Good Book Guide)
'A dazzling cast peoples this tremendously entertaining narrative that brings to life the optimism, disappointments and dreadful hardships endured for the sake of colonisation ( Play)
In April 1586, Queen Elizabeth I acquired a new and exotic title. A tribe of North American Indians had made her their weroanza - 'big chief'.
The news was received with great joy, both by the Queen and her favourite, Sir Walter Ralegh. His first American expedition had brought back a captive, Manteo, whose tattooed face had enthralled Elizabethan London. Now Manteo was returned to his homeland as Lord and Governor. Ralegh's gamble would result in the first English settlement in the New World, but it would also lead to a riddle whose solution lay hidden in the forests of Virginia.
A tale of heroism and mystery, Big Chief Elizabeth is illuminated by first-hand accounts to reveal a remarkable and long-forgotten story.
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Description du livre Hodder And Stoughton, 2000. Hardcover. État : New. Brand New, Gift condition.We Ship Every Day! Free Tracking Number Included! International Buyers Are Welcome! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. N° de réf. du libraire 330278664f
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2000. Hard Cover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. First Edition. First Edition, first printing. Unread, perfect condition. Not price clipped or marked in any way. Jacket protected by clear, removable, mylar, archival cover. 416 pages. The fascinating history of the first English settlement in the New World, meticulously researched and illuminated by first-hand accounts. In April 1586, Queen Elizabeth I acquired a new and exotic title. A tribe of North Amerian Indians had made her their 'Weroanza' - Big Chief. Sir Walter Raleigh, on his first American expedition had brought back a captive, Manteo, whose tattooed face enthralled Elizabethan London. Manteo was returned to his homeland as a feudal lord. It was a strange story that was to have an even more extraordinary twist. N° de réf. du libraire 002265
Description du livre Hodder And Stoughton, 2000. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0340748818
Description du livre London: Hodder & Stoughton, 20, 2000. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110340748818