Thomas Cavendish

(1560—1592) explorer

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An enterprising and accomplished seaman but essentially a pirate, Cavendish helped explore North Carolina in 1585, before becoming the second English sailor to circumnavigate the world in 1586–8 in ...

Subjects: World History — British History.

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