Big Chief Elizabeth how England"s adventurers gambled and won the New World by Giles Milton

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Published by Sceptre in London .

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Subjects:

  • Elizabeth -- I, -- Queen of England, -- 1533-1603 -- Views on America.,
  • Elizabeth -- I, -- reine d"Angleterre, -- 1533-1603 -- Et l"Amérique.,
  • Indians, Treatment of -- North America.,
  • Indians of North America -- Government relations.,
  • Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans.,
  • Indiens, Attitudes envers les -- Amérique du Nord.,
  • Indiens d"Amérique -- Amérique du Nord -- Relations avec l"État.,
  • Indiens d"Amérique -- Amérique du Nord -- Premiers contacts avec les Européens.,
  • Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States.,
  • America -- Discovery and exploration -- British.,
  • Great Britain -- Colonies -- America.,
  • Grande-Bretagne -- Relations extérieures -- États-Unis.,
  • Amérique -- Découverte et exploration anglaises.,
  • Grande-Bretagne -- Colonies -- Amérique.

Edition Notes

Book details

Other titlesHow England"s adventurers gambled and won the New World
StatementGiles Milton.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE98.F39 M55 2000, E98.F39 M55 2000b
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 416 p. :
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22595882M
ISBN 100340748826

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Feb 24,  · Giles Milton is a writer and historian. He is the internationally bestselling author of Nathaniel's Nutmeg, Big Chief Elizabeth, The Riddle and the Knight, White Gold, Samurai William, Paradise Lost, Wolfram and Russian Roulette.

He has also written three novels and three children's books. His books have been translated into twenty languages.4/5(). A riveting historical mystery of Colonial America by the author ofNathaniel's Nutmeg In April,Queen Elizabeth I acquired a new and exotic title.

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