A substantive introduction to the life and times of the legendary Sir John Hawkins, who was among the greatest and most resolute of those famous seamen of Devon—men who made the earliest expeditions to the unknown shores of the New World. Walling’s text cover Hawkins’s youth, the slave-trade, the affair of San Juan, and the Armada, among many other interesting events.
About the Author
Robert Alfred John Walling (1869–1949) was a British journalist and author of detective novels. After starting, writing for, and editing multiple newspapers, Walling wrote more than thirty mysteries, including A Corpse by Any Other Name, Murder at Midnight, and A Corpse Without a Clue, as well as nonfiction works such as George Borrow: The Man and His Work (19080 and The Corpse with the Floating Foot (1936).