Captain Christopher Newport of Limehouse, Virginia and the East Indies, by John Haden and pupils

Captain Christopher Newport of Limehouse, Virginia and the East Indies, by John Haden and pupils
Captain Christopher Newport of Limehouse, Virginia and the East Indies, by John Haden and the pupils of the Mayflower and Holy Family Schools Tower Hamlets

Published by Barny Books in 2006, 72 pages. Paperback (N6814)

From the rear side cover: Who was Captain Christopher Newport? What part did he play in the founding of the Jamestown Colony in 1607? What happened to him after Jamestown? We hope that you enjoy our account of the life of this extraordinary sea-captain who was one of the most successful of Queen Elizabeth's privateers, led the first fleet to Jamestown, ensured that the colony was supplied and then started a new career as a Captain with the East India Company.

The 'Captain Christopher Newport' book team from Y6 of the Mayflower and the Holy Family Primary Schools, Tower Hamlets, taken outside the St Matthias Old Church, just off Poplar High Street. These two schools serve the multi-ethnic community of London's Docklands and together with the 'East Meets West' project have explored the story of a sailor who lived in Limehouse in the 17th century.
Chapters in the book include:

Who was Christopher Newport?
Fighting the Spanish
Newport the Privateer
The Virginia Voyage
Keeping Jamestown supplied
Voyages to the East Indies
Londons Docklands

Condition of the book is generally very good. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed on the rear side cover, as well as a small price sticker.