Richard Hakluyt: London's role in navigation and history
Jan 28, 2009
Richard Hakluyt (1552-1616) is famous for his Principal Navigations, intended both to record past maritime achievement and to inspire new endeavours. Hakluyt was supported by the Clothworkers' Company and by his cousin (also Richard), a Middle Temple lawyer connected to City overseas trading interests. This lecture will explore Hakluyt's enterprise in the context of these London associations.