Who started the slave trade in Africa?

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Who started the slave trade in Africa?

Sir John Hawkins


Q. What is slave trade in history?

The slave trade refers to the transatlantic trading patterns which were established as early as the mid-17th century. Trading ships would set sail from Europe with a cargo of manufactured goods to the west coast of Africa.

Q. Why did the slave trade develop?

A main cause of the trade was the colonies that European countries were starting to develop. In America, for instance, which was a colony of England, there was a demand for many labourers for the sugar, tobacco and cotton plantations.

Q. Who was the father of the slave trade?


Q. Was Drake a slave trader?

2. He began his career as a slave trader. Drake went to sea as a young man, but his first major expeditions came in the 1560s, when he joined a cousin named John Hawkins on some of Britain’s earliest slave trading voyages to West Africa./span>

Q. Was Drake’s coffin found?

It is supposed that his final resting place is near the wrecks of two British ships, the Elizabeth and the Delight, scuttled in Portobelo Bay. Divers continue to search for the coffin. Drake’s body has never been recovered.

Q. What bad things did Francis Drake do?

While he sailed with Sir John Hawkins, Drake would raid the African coast, stealing cargoes of slaves from Portuguese towns and ships. The slaves, meanwhile, would be sold to Spanish plantations in the New World.

Q. How much did Drake steal from the San Felipe?

This he failed to do, but he did capture the great carrack Sño Felipe , bound from Goa to Lisbon, which was valued at £114,000; Drake’s personal share of this prize was £14,000, and the Queen took over £40,000.

Q. What did Drake do April 1587?

On 12th April 1587, Sir Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth on an expedition which would result in an attack on the harbour at Cádiz in southern Spain, destroying ships and supplies and ultimately forcing the Spanish Armada to delay sailing for an entire year.

Q. Why was Francis Drake important?

Sir Francis Drake is best known for circumnavigating Earth (1577–80), preying on Spanish ships along the way. Later he was credited for his defense of England by raiding Spain’s harbour at Cádiz in 1587 and (according to many sources) by disrupting the Spanish Armada in the English Channel with fire ships in 1588./span>

Q. Who was the captain of the Golden Hind?

Francis Drake

Q. How old is the Golden Hind?

The Golden Hinde (launched 1973) is a full-size replica of the Golden Hind (launched 1577). She was built using traditional handicrafts in Appledore, Torridge. She has travelled more than 140,000 mi (230,000 km), a distance equal to more than five times around the globe.

Q. Where did the original Golden Hind sink?

DARTMOUTH, England (AP) _ A replica of Sir Francis Drake’s famous ship, the Golden Hind, sank today in rough seas as it was being towed to Dartmouth for repairs. The 102-foot vessel, a tourist attraction in the south England port of Brixham, sank after foundering at the entrance to the Dart River./span>

Q. What was Francis Drake’s ship called?

Golden Hind

Q. How many ships did Drake return with?

English seaman Francis Drake returns to Plymouth, England, in the Golden Hind, becoming the first British navigator to sail the earth. On December 13, 1577, Drake set out from England with five ships on a mission to raid Spanish holdings on the Pacific coast of the New World.

Q. What was the outcome of Francis Drake’s voyages?

Sir Francis Drake’s adventurous life was filled with many accomplishments. He played a major role in the destruction and defeat of the mighty Spanish Armada. This helped England to create a great empire in the New World. He also became the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe.

Q. Was Sir Francis Drake a hero or villain?

While Drake is considered a hero in England, he is remembered as a pirate in Spain. He attacked Spanish ships carrying treasures from their colonies in South America, and also raided Spanish and Portuguese ports in the Atlantic Ocean.

Q. Why did Sir Francis Drake attack the Spanish?

In 1567, Drake and his cousin John Hawkins sailed to Africa in order to join the fledgling slave trade. When they sailed to New Spain to sell their captives to settlers there (which was against Spanish law) they were trapped by a Spanish attack in the Mexican port of San Juan de Ulua./span>

Q. Why is Sir Francis Drake a hero?

He is brave because he survived the fiercest passage of water on the Earth. This passage is between Antarctica and South America which is now called the Drake Passage. He destroyed countless ships that mostly belonged to the Spanish while trying to improve the quality of life for the Queen./span>

Q. How many ships did the English have in the Spanish Armada?

The English fleet consisted of the 34 ships of the Royal Fleet, 21 of which were galleons of 200 to 400 tons, and 163 other ships, 30 of which were of 200 to 400 tons and carried up to 42 guns each. Twelve of the ships were privateers owned by Lord Howard of Effingham, Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake.

Q. Why did Spain send the armada to England?

Why did the Spanish Armada happen? Years of religious and political differences led up to the conflict between Catholic Spain and Protestant England. The Spanish saw England as a competitor in trade and expansion in the ‘New World’ of the Americas.

Q. How many ships were destroyed in the Spanish Armada?

Defeat of the Spanish Armada By the time the “Great and Most Fortunate Navy” finally reached Spain in the autumn of 1588, it had lost as many as 60 of its 130 ships and suffered some 15,000 deaths./span>

Q. Why did the English beat the Spanish Armada?

While the Armada tried to get in touch with the Spanish army, the English ships attacked fiercely. However, an important reason why the English were able to defeat the Armada was that the wind blew the Spanish ships northwards.

Q. Who defeated Spanish Armada?

Sir Francis Drake

Q. Who won the war between England and Spain?

The Anglo-Spanish War was a conflict fought between 1796 and 1802, and again from 1804 to 1808, as part of the Coalition Wars. The war ended when an alliance was signed between Great Britain and Spain, which was now under French invasion.

Q. What started the Spanish Armada?

This is important to realise, as for many, it was the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, that caused the Armada to be launched as some form of revenge against England and Elizabeth. Philip II had one simple aim, which as to replace Elizabeth and restore Catholicism back in England under a new Catholic monarch.

Q. Why was Spain a threat to Elizabeth?

Spain was a Catholic country and England a Protestant country – meaning that the two rulers had conflicting spiritual outlooks. … Elizabeth secretly supported the Dutch rebels because she knew the Dutch revolt would keep the Spanish too busy to threaten England.

Q. Did Spain ever rule England?

Captured by Dutch and British troops in 1704, the Spanish king transferred the territory to Great Britain in 1713 under the terms of Article X of the Treaty of Utrecht.

Q. Why did Elizabeth go to war with Spain?

The threat to the Crown from Catholic forces continued to grow for Queen Elizabeth I during the 1580s. Catholic Europe was outraged by the regicide of a Catholic monarch and Mary’s execution played its part in convincing King Philip II of Spain to send the Spanish Armada to invade England.

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