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Merchants and Explorers: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, and Networks of Atlantic Exchange 1500–1560

Heather Dalton


This book centres on Roger Barlow: merchant, explorer, ally of Sebastian Cabot, supporter of Thomas Cromwell’s vision for Wales, proponent of expanding English trading routes, and the first Englishman to write a detailed eyewitness account of America (included in A Brief Summe of Geographie). It investigates the early lives of both men and the family-based guild networks that brought Barlow from Colchester to London, Morocco, and on to Seville where Cabot was Pilot Major. There, Barlow joined other English merchants in supporting voyages and supplying Castile’s Atlantic settlements. From 1526 ... More

Keywords: Roger Barlow, Sebastian Cabot, Atlantic history, English trade, English exploration, Age of Discovery, Iberian Atlantic, A Brief Summe of Geographie, Anglo-Spanish trade, early modern merchant networks

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199672059
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672059.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heather Dalton, author
ARC Research Fellow, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne