Michael S. Hale

Captured in the New World!

This is a true story. It is a story that needs to be told about 37 Elizabethan sailors who were marooned on the east coast of Mexico in 1568. They were captured and put on trial by the Spanish Inquisition. Their lives were never the same. What were the sailors doing in the New World more than 50 years before the sailing of the Mayflower? How were they marooned? Why did the Inquisition capture them? It is usually hard to identify specific sailors of the Elizabethan period, but in this book you will see the identities of each of the 37 men.

Who were these men? What was the voyage like and what were they doing on the Atlantic? This book shows us something of the 16th century Atlantic world through the eyes of Elizabethan sailors.


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