Big Chief Elizabeth: How England's Adventurers Gambled and Won the New World by Giles Milton (Paperback, 2001)
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- DescriptionIn April 1586, Queen Elizabeth I acquired a new and exotic title. A tribe of North American Indians had made her their weroanza - 'big chief'.The news was received with great joy, both by the Queen and her favourite, Sir Walter Ralegh. His first American expedition had brought back a captive, Manteo, whose tattooed face had enthralled Elizabethan London. Now Manteo was returned to his homeland as Lord and Goverr. Ralegh's gamble would result in the first English settlement in the New World, but it would also lead to a riddle whose solution lay hidden in the forests of Virginia.A tale of heroism and mystery, BIG CHIEF ELIZABETH is illuminated by first-hand accounts to reveal a remarkable and long-forgotten story.
- Author BiographyGiles 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. He lives in south London. Find out more about Giles and his books on his website, www.gilesmilton.com, and Wikipedia page, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giles_Milton, follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/survivehistory and like him on Facebook at facebook.com/pages/Giles-Milton-Writer/121068034610842.
- Author(s)Giles Milton
- PublisherHodder & Stoughton General Division
- Date of Publication24/02/2001
- SubjectRegional History
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintHodder Murray
- Content NoteB/W maps and illustrations throughout
- Weight292 g
- Width130 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine26 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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