By Kit Mayers

ISBN-10: 0750940697

ISBN-13: 9780750940696

approximately 25 years earlier than Francis Drake started his recognized voyage all over the world a miles much less famous sailor led the 1st nice Tudor exploration. The sailor was once Stephen Borough, a Devon guy, who undertook to discover a north-east passage to China and the riches of the Orient. He didn't discover a north-east passage yet he did take the 1st steps within the construction of Britain's nice in another country advertisement empire via developing the 1st buying and selling corporation - the Muscovy corporation. North-East to Muscovy explores for the 1st time those very important and neglected voyages, the inducement in the back of them, the geographical wisdom got at the voyages which positioned England within the vanguard of cartography, and the extreme dealings of the Muscovy corporation - which incorporated passing on a suggestion of marriage to Elizabeth I from Ivan the poor. an exhilarating story set at a key element within the improvement of the English state, this ebook encapsulates the decision of Englishmen to adopt feats of patience within the look for prizes which had eluded their rivals.

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