A declaration of the causes which mooued the chiefe commanders of the nauie of Her Most Excellent Maiestie the Queene of England in their voyage and expedition for Portingal : to take and arrest in the mouth of the riuer of Lisbone certaine shippes of corne and other prouisions of warre bound for the said citie, prepared for the seruices of the King of Spaine in the ports and prouinces within and about the sownde : the 30. day of Iune, in the yeere of Our Lord 1589 and of Her Maiesties raigne the one and thirtie.
A justification of the seizure of Hansa ships during the 1589 expedition against Spain and Portugal.
"First edition in English of this official diplomatic document"--H.P. Kraus. Sir Francis Drake : a pictorial biography, 1970, p. 200-201, no. 26.
Written by Robert Beale. Cf. C. Read. Mr. Secretary Walsingham and the policy of Queen Elizabeth, 1925, v. 3, p. 351, note 3.
Also published in Latin under title: Declaratio causarum, quibus Serenissimae Majestatis Angliae classiarii adducti ... quasdam naves ... in ipsis faucibus Ulissiponae, ceperunt ...
Errors in pagination: 20 as 14, 21 as 11 respectively.
STC (2nd ed.) 9196
Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, no. 26
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