Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, by Richard Hakluyt
- Certeine testimonies concerning K. Arthur and his conquests of the North regions, taken out of
the historie of the Kings of Britaine, written by Galfridus Monumetensis, and newly printed at Heidelberge, Anno
- A testimonie of the right and appendances of the crowne of the kingdome of Britaine,
taken out of M. Lambard, his Αρκαιονομια, fol 137. pag. 2.
- A testimonie out of the foresayd Galfridus Monumetensis concerning the conquests, of
Malgo, king of England. Lib. II. cap. 7.
- The conquest of the Isles of Anglesey and Man by Edwin the Saxon king of
Northumberland written in the second Booke and fift Chapter of Beda his Ecclesiasticall historie of the English
- Another testimonie alledged by Beda to the same purpose. Lib 2. cap 9.
- The voyage of Bertus, generall of an armie sent into Ireland by Ecfridus king of
Northumberland, in the yere of our Lord 684, out of the 4. Booke and 26. Chapter of Beda his Ecclesiasticall
- The voyage of Octher made to the Northeast parts beyond Norway, reported by himselfe
vnto Alfred the famous king of England, about the yere 890.
- The voyage of Octher out of his countrey of Halgoland into the sound of Denmarke vnto
a port called Hetha, which seemeth to be Wismer or Rostorke.
- Wolstans nauigation in the East sea, from Hetha to Trusco, which is about Dantzig.
- The state of the shipping of the Cinque ports from Edward the Confessour and William the
Conquerour, and so downe to Edward the first, faithfully gathered by the learned Gentleman M. William Lambert in his
Perambulation of Kent, out of the most ancient Records of England.
- A note out of Thomas Walsingham touching the huge Fleete of eleuen hundred well
furnished ships wherewith King Edward the third passed ouer vnto Calais in the yeere 1359.
- The voyage of Nicholas de Lynna a Franciscan Frier, and an excellent Mathematician of
Oxford, to all the Regions situate vnder the North pole, in the yeere 1360. and in the raigne of Edward the 3. king of
- A Testimonie of the learned Mathematician master Iohn Dee, touching the foresaid
voyage of Nicholas De Linna.
- The voyage of Henry Earle of Derbie, after Duke of Hereford and lastly king of England
by the name of Henry the fourth, An. Dom 1340. into Prussia and Lettowe against the infidels, recorded by Thomas of
- The voyage of Thomas of Woodstocke Duke of Glocester into Prussia, in the yeere 1391.
written by Thomas Walsingham.
- The verses of Geofrey Chaucer in the knights Prologue, who liuing in the yeere 1402.
(as hee writeth himselfe in his Epistle of Cupide) shewed that the English Knights after the losse of Acon, were wont
in his time to trauaile into Prussia and Lettowe, and other heathen lands, to aduance the Christian faith against
Infidels and miscreants, and to seeke honour by feats of armes.
- The original proceedings and successe of the Northren domestical and forren trades and
traffique of this Isle of Britain from the time of Nero the Emperour, who deceased in the yeere of our Lord 70. vnder
the Romans, Britons, Saxons, and Danes, till the conquest: and from the conquest, vntill this present time, gathered
out of the most authenticall histories and records of this nation.
- A testimonie out of the fourteenth Booke of the Annales of Cornelius Tacitus, proouing
London to haue bene a famous Mart Towne in the reigne of Nero the Emperour, which died in the yeere of Christ 70.
- A testimome out of Venerable Beda (which died in the yeere of our Lord 734.) proouing
London to haue bene a Citie of great traffike and Marchandize not long after the beginning of the Saxons reigne.
- The league betweene Carolus Magnus and Offa King of Mercia concerning safe trade of
the English Marchants in all the Emperours Dominion. This Offa died in the yeere of our Lord 795.
- An ancient testimonie translated out of the olde Saxon lawes, containing among other
things the aduancement of Marchants for their thrise crossing the wide seas, set downe by the learned Gentleman Master
William Lambert pagina 500. of his perambulation of Kent.
- A testimonie of certaine priuiledges obtained for the English and Danish Merchants of
Conradus the Emperour and Iohn the Bishop of Rome by Canutus the King of England in his iourney to Rome, extracted out
of a letter of his written vnto the Cleargie of England.
- The flourishing state of Marchandise in the Citie of London in the dayes of Willielmus
Malmesburiensis, which died in the yeere 1142. in the reigne of K. Stephen.
- The aforesaid William of Malmesburie writeth of traffike in his time to Bristowe in
his fourth booke de gestis pontificum Anghorum, after this maner.
- The league betweene Henry the second and Fredericke Barbarossa Emperour of Germanie,
wherein is mention of friendly traffike betweene the Marchants of the Empire and England, confirmed in the yeere of our
Lord 1157, recorded in the first Booke and seuenteenth Chapter of Radeuicus Canonicus Frisingensis, being an appendix
to Otto Frisingensis.
- A generall safe conduct graunted to all forreine Marchants by king Iohn in the first
yeere of his reigne, as appeareth in the Records of the Tower, Anno 1. Regis Ioannis.
- The letters of King Henry the third vnto Haquinus King of Norway concerning a treatie
of peace and mutuall traffique of marchandize, &c.
- A Charter graunted for the behalfe of the Marchants of Colen in the twentieth yeere
of Henry the third, confirmed by King Edward the first, as it is extant in the roule of Charters, in the eighteenth
yeere of King Edward the first.
- The charter of Lubek granted for seuen yeeres, obtained in the one and fortieth yeere
of Henry the third.
- A charter for the Marchants of Almaine, who haue an house at London commonly called
the Guild hall of the Dutch, graunted in the 44. yeere of Henry the third, renued and confirmed in the 1. & 29.
yeere of Edward the first.
- A mandate of king Edward the first concerning outlandish marchants.
- The great Charter granted vnto forreine marchants by king Edward the first, in the
31. yeare of his reigne commonly called Carta mercatoria, Anno Domini 1303.
- The aforesaid generall Charter in English.
- The letters of Edward the second vnto Haquinus king of Norway, concerning the English
marchants arrested in Norway, and their goods to be freed from arrest.
- Another Letter of Edward the second, to Haquinus King of Norway, in the behalfe of
certaine English Marchants
- A third letter of King Edward the second, to Haquinus King of Norway in the behalfe
of certaine English Marchants.
- An Ordinance of the Staple to bee holden at one certaine place.
- A Charter of King Henry the fourth graunted in the fift yeere of his reigne to the
English Marchants resident in the partes of Prussia, Denmarke, Norway, Sweden, and Germanie for the chusing of
gouernours among themselues.
- A note touching the mighty Ships of King Henry the fift, mentioned hereafter in the
treatie of keeping the sea, taken out of a Chronicle in the Trinitie Church of Winchester.
- A branch of a Statute made in the eight yeere of Henry the sixt, for the trade to
Norwey, Sweueland, Denmarke, and Fynmarke.
- Another branch of a statute made in the tenth yeere of the reigne of Henry the sixt
concerning the state of the English Marchants in the dominions of the king of Denmarke.