The Great Expedition

Was Drake's great expedition a success? Did it achieve its objectives? One of the problems with arriving at a judgement is that its success was measured by two groups – the investors and the Queen's policy advisors.

The Great Expedition

In 1585, the English launched a pre-emptive strike against Spain, by attacking her New World colonies. Led by Sir Francis Drake, in command of 21 ships and 1,800 soldiers, the expedition struck first at the Canary Islands, then attacked the city of Santo Domingo and the treasure port of Cartagena. Frequently outnumbered, Drake's soldiers won an series of spectacular victories and, laden with treasure, sailed home to a hero's welcome.

The Great United States Exploring Expedition of 1838 1842

But the tradition of overseas exploration that the great expedition established was not confined to the poles . It included the world between . In the single year 1853 no fewer than four Navy scientific expeditions were abroad ...

The Great United States Exploring Expedition of 1838 1842

The expedition travelled to Antarctica, the South Pacific, the Atlantic and the coasts of what are now Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.

The Great Expedition

The expedition stopped at Valparaiso, where the Relief joined up again, and at Callao in Peru. The men did some sightseeing, scientific work, and the inevitable repairs on the ships. On one occasion, it was necessary to punish two ...

The Great Expedition

One of his ships was rotten, his cold-weather gear was inadequate, and his officers disliked him, but Lieutenant Charles Wilkes had his orders. In 1838, he sailed into the unknown Antarctic. Here, in this essay by award-winning author Ralph K. Andrist, is the harrowing story of his great expedition.

The Great Game A narrative of the Russian military expedition to Khiva in 1839

... as well as on account of the loss of time attending any departure from the direct route , time being of the greatest moment in expeditions in the Steppe ; here also , where the troops have to carry with them all supplies and ...

The Great Game  A narrative of the Russian military expedition to Khiva in 1839

second spans the period between that conflict and the Second Anglo-Afghan War, 1878-80, while the third terminates with the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907, which effectively marked the end of the confrontation.

Great Excavations

"Preliminary Report of the Peabody Museum Awatovi Expedition of 1937." American Antiquity 5(2):i03-14 (1939)- . ... "The Last of the Great Expeditions: The Rainbow Bridge/Monument Valley Expedition, 1933-38." Plateau 58(4).

Great Excavations

The magnificent ruins of the prehistoric peoples of the American Southwest have always been a source of wonder and awe. But the stories of the men and women who devoted their lives to the discovery and study of these lost cultures and the places they called home have never before been adequately told. Now, in Great Excavations, journalist and researcher Melinda Elliott uncovers the crucial and exciting role played by the great archaeologists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in unearthing the Southwest's prehistoric past. With chapters on Mesa Verde, Pecos Pueblo, Aztec Ruin, Hawikuh, Pueblo Bonito, Chaco Canyon, Snaketown, Awatovi, and the Rainbow Bridge-Monument Valley Expedition.

Arrian s History of the Expedition of Alexander the Great

And , lastly , the few which still survive out of so great a multitude , are neither so strong , nor healthy in body ... Then mayest thou set forth upon a new expedition , either against those Indians to the eastward , or , if it shall ...

Arrian s History of the Expedition of Alexander the Great


Narrative of an Expedition Across the Great Southwestern Prairies

From Texas to Santa Fé; with an Account of the Disasters which Befell the Expedition from Want of Food and the Attacks of ... Her husband was dead , having left her a large property , and she evinced the greatest commiseration for our ...

Narrative of an Expedition Across the Great Southwestern Prairies

The Texan Santa Fe expedition was conceived by Mirabeau B. Lamar in an attempt to open a trade route which would lure away some of the traffic hitherto utilizing the Santa Fe trade, and also to extend his greetings to residents of New Mexico, whom he wished to participate in Texas government as residents of territory claimed by Texas in an act of 1836. Due to poor navigation, faulty planning and harassment by Indians, the expedition lost most of its momentum. Upon their arrival in New Mexico, the entire force was taken captive under orders of Gov. Manuel Armijo. The prisoners were forcibly marched to Mexico City, and the affair brought relations between Texas, the United States and Mexico to a boiling point. Those who survived the march and imprisonment were released in April 1842, six and a half months after their capture. Kendall, editor of the New Orleans Picayune, accompanied the expedition as an observer.

An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake

The Mormons had stirred a great deal of hostility in Illinois before their departure from that state , and they had been the object of many scurrilous attacks from hostile writers . ... An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake.

An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake

"In 1824 James Bridger, fur trader and guide, discovered the Great Salt Lake ... Between 1846 and 1848, the hegira of Mormons from Illinois made the basin of Salt Lake the focus of a new emigration movement, and public interest in the Utah country increased. In 1849, Captain Howard Stansbury of the Corps of Topographical Engineers, United States Army, was ordered to begin a systematic survey of the region. With a party of eighteen men, he began the work of mapping the area, a task which he did not complete until 1850. The results of that survey were embodied in a report published in 1852 as Senate Executive Document 3, 32nd Congress, Special Session of the Senate. Republished in London ... (1852)"--Foreword.

An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah Including a Description of Its Geography Natural History and Minerals and an Analysis of Its Waters

In fact , no Government expedition , since the days of Major Long's visit to the Missouri , has ever presented such important additions to Natural History . Of the great advancement of geographical knowledge , the reports of the ...

An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah  Including a Description of Its Geography  Natural History  and Minerals  and an Analysis of Its Waters


An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah

In fact , no Government expedition , since the days of Major Long's visit to the Missouri , has ever presented such important additions to Natural History . Of the great advancement of geographical knowledge , the reports ...

An Expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah


An expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah incl a description of its geography natural history with an authentic account of the Mormon settlement

In fact , no Government expedition , since the days of Major Long's visit to the Missouri , has ever presented such important additions to Natural History . Of the great advancement of geographical knowledge , the reports of the ...

An expedition to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah  incl  a description of its geography  natural history     with an authentic account of the Mormon settlement


An Expedition of the Valley of the Great Salt lake of Utah Including a Description of Its Geography Natural History and Minerals and an Analysis of Its Waters

My train had left Fort Bridger several days before me , and would be awaiting my arrival at Great Salt Lake City to commence the survey which was the more immediate object of the expedition . I , therefore , although with the greatest ...

   An    Expedition of the Valley of the Great Salt lake of Utah Including a Description of Its Geography  Natural History  and Minerals  and an Analysis of Its Waters


The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times The Athenian and Carthaginian invasions

The connexion between the great expedition to which we have now come and the smaller Athenian expeditions to Sicily of which we have already told the story is really closer than we are apt to think from the place which the great ...

The History of Sicily from the Earliest Times  The Athenian and Carthaginian invasions


Great Barrier Reef Expedition 1928 29

Matthai (1914) states that in Galaxea musicalis the primary septa press against the stomodaeum and almost occlude the lumen, and suggests that this implies “ an imperfect functional capacity ” which he correlates with the great ...

Great Barrier Reef Expedition  1928 29


The Ocean World

Twelve years later three great expeditions were fitted out : one , under Dumont D'Urville , of the French Marine ; an American expedition , under Captain Wilkes , of the United States Navy ; and an English expedition , under Sir James ...

The Ocean World

Reprint of the original, first published in 1868.

The Greatness and Decline of the Celts

Indeed, that is why they had the surplus manpower and the intertribal concord which allowed them to make the great expeditions to which we now come. II THE GREAT GALLIC INVASION OF ITALY The civilization of La Tène spread in France ...

The Greatness and Decline of the Celts

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Explorations Made in the Valley of the River Madeira from 1749 to 1868

Upon the conquest of Perú by Spain , several expeditions were sent to make discoveries in the region drained by the Beni , the Mamoré , and other ... The great expedition of Juan Alvarez Maldonado , of Cuzco , invaded the Moxos ...

Explorations Made in the Valley of the River Madeira  from 1749 to 1868


The Auk

Since then he has undertaken four great expeditions to Central Asia in which he gained a world - wide fame as one of the most intrepid , indomitable , and successful travellers who ever attempted to penetrate to the back - bone ' of the ...

The Auk


The National quarterly review ed by E I Sears

The eleventh Triad treats of the three great expeditions undertaken by the Britons ; the third of these expeditions was led by Ellen , and Cynan his brother , lord of Meiriadog , in Armorica , where they obtained lands , power and ...

The National quarterly review  ed  by E I  Sears