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English expeditions Strait of Magellan just before the Anglo-Spanish War of 1585-1604
Mikheev Dmitry Vladimirovich

PhD in History

Docent, the department of Word History and Area Studies, Pskov State University

180006, Russia, Pskov, Leona Pozemskogo Street 6, office #207

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This article examines the questions of Anglo-Spanish maritime rivalry in the second half of the XVI century. The subject of the research is the English attempts to invade the East Indies and Pacific Ocean domains of the Spaniards during the ruling period of Elizabeth Tudor through the Strait of Magellan, which was scarcely used after the first circumnavigation expedition (1519-1522). The chronological framework of the research capture the period just before the Anglo-Spanish War of 1574-1585. The source base contains the journals of the participants of expedition, English and Spanish reports. Methodological base lies in the historical-genetic method that allows tracing the evolution of English projects of using the rout through the Strait of Magellan during the indicated period. Successful outcome of the expedition of Drake and incomprehensible response of the Spanish authorities, convinced the English government in possibility of using the “South route” independent from the Spaniards, for trading with the Eastern countries. Only the actual Spanish presence in the Strait could impede the trade and predatory English expeditions. Regular attempts of the Englishmen to repeat the expedition of Drake served as an additional destabilizing factor prior to the Anglo-Spanish War.

Keywords: piracy, Sarmiento de Gamboa, Edward Fenton, Francis Drake, New World, Spain, England, Strait of Magellan, circumnavigation, Age of Discovery



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