The English Assault on the New World, 1497-1630
Hardback 318pp Illustrated
9781848321458   Product Code: 20464
English colonizing efforts in North America were painfully unsuccessful in comparison with Spain's empire-building further south. Investigating the reasons for England's slow progress, Childs uses primary sources to examine vessels and voyages from Cabot's Matthew in 1497 to Winthrop's fleet in 1630; the unrealistic ambitions of promoters like Ralegh; the nature of the conflict with native Americans; and the lack of leadership and co-operation that doomed English attempts to settle on the American coast to failure.