John Hawkins

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Hawkins, John


(also Hawkyns). Born in 1532 in Plymouth; died Dec. 11, 1595. English admiral.

Hawkins laid the foundation for the English slave trade, which was one of the sources of the primary accumulation of capital in England. In 1588 he fought in the battle against the Spanish Armada. In 1595, together with Admiral F. Drake, he took part in an expedition to the West Indies. Hawkins died during the voyage.

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The main events of Drake's life are well known, and Dudley does little more than briefly summarize them: his voyages of semiofficial piracy to the Caribbean in the 1560s and 1570s; his spectacular and provocative circumnavigation of 1577-1580; his raid on Cadiz in 1587 and role in defeating the Armada in 1588; and his death, with John Hawkins, during a futile series of raids along the Spanish Main in 1596.
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Gifts of pounds 20 come from Jean and Barry Fletcher "in memory of a wonderful man John Hawkins in lieu of flowers" and also from Jeanie Loader "to the memory of John Hawkins, a kind and caring man".
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An English naval commander, John Hawkins (1532-1595), introduced it to England in 1565.
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Divisional commander and Chief Superintendent John Hawkins said: "It is very important for me that we focus our efforts on the issues that affect communities.
Captain John Hawkins received the trophy from Newcastle Falcons coach John Wells to cap off a superb day of school rugby.
John Hawkins has been named as new Chairman by MLL Telecom, for backing up ansextend its developing its portfolio of services.