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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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Ballydoyle's stable jockey Joseph O'Brien opts for Sir John Hawkins, who steps up in trip from 6f after being placed at Royal Ascot and finishing fourth in the July Stakes at Newmarket.
On hearing this, a certain judge by the name of Sir John Hawkins said the man had reduced angling to a "sport with no more recreation than sawing a stone or pumping water".
TOBACCO came to the UK in the mid to late 1500s, but it is not known exactly who brought it - either the first English slave trader, Sir John Hawkins, Sir Francis Drake, or Sir Walter Raleigh, who popularised the drug in the court of Elizabeth I.
Infuriated by the pillaging of French and English "Sea Dogs" like le Clerc, Drake and his mentor Sir John Hawkins, the Spanish built massive forts at the gold and silver ports of Vera Cruz, Cartagena, Portobello and Havana to defend them from the sea.
But his representative Mustajeeb, fourth to Sir John Hawkins at the Curragh on his debut, might not cope with Aidan O'Brien's more experienced colt Friendship, which bumped into subsequent Group 3 winner Exogenesis at Leopardstown last time.
The Ballydoyle-handler could also be represented at the meeting by Sir John Hawkins in the July Stakes on Thursday.
He said: "The plan at the moment is for Coventry Stakes third Sir John Hawkins to run in the July Stakes and Jersey Stakes winner Gale Force Ten to run in the July Cup.
PLYMOUTH is famous for seafarers Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake who, according to legend, insisted on completing a game of bowls on Plymouth Hoe before engaging the Spanish Armada in 1588.
Aidan and Joseph O'Brien will be expected to spark a Group 3 double with Sir John Hawkins in the earlier Korean Racing Authority Tyros 2-Y-0 Stakes.
O'Brien ran five Railway Stakes entries at Ascot last week - Norfolk second Coach House, Fountain Of Youth, Sir John Hawkins, Stubbs and Wilshire Boulevard.
War Command's stablemate Sir John Hawkins (6-1) took third with Thunder Strike (11-2) fourth.
As Sir John Hawkins said in 1751 when he heard of an angler who had caught 47,120 trout in six years, 'Ne quid nimis' (Nothing too much) .