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Big Chief Elizabeth By Giles Milton

Big Chief Elizabeth

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In 1586, Queen Elizabeth I was enthralled by captive American Indian Manteo. Manteo was returned to his homeland as Governor, a gamble that resulted in the first English settlement in the New World. Using first-hand accounts, this book tells a story that was to have an extraordinary twist.
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Big Chief Elizabeth: How England's Adventurers Gambled and Won the New World by Giles Milton

Captive American Indian Manteo was returned to his homeland as Governor, a gamble that resulted in the first English settlement in the New World. Using first-hand accounts, this book tells the full story and its extraordinary twist.

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Big Chief Elizabeth Reviews


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

About Giles Milton


Giles Milton is a writer and journalist. He has contributed articles for most of the British national newspapers as well as many foreign publications and specialises in the history of travel and exploration. In the course of his researches, he has travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East.

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GOR000837566
Big Chief Elizabeth: How England's Adventurers Gambled and Won the New World by Giles Milton
Giles Milton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2000-08-03
384
0340748818
9780340748817
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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