The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation (Volume 5); Made by Sea or Over-Land to the Remote and Farthest D by Richard HakluytThe Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation (Volume 5); Made by Sea or Over-Land to the Remote and Farthest D by Richard Hakluyt

The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation (Volume 5…

byRichard Hakluyt

Paperback | January 3, 2012

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1904. Excerpt: ... 1563-81. the Indies, for hee can make but seventie thousand men of armes in his campe: hee hath a great number of Gentlemen which hee calleth Amochi, and some are called Nairi: these two sorts of men esteeme not their lives any thing, so that it may be for the honour of their king, they will thrust themselves forward in every danger, although they know they shall die. These men goe naked from the girdle upwardes, with a clothe rolled about their thighs, going barefooted, and having their haire very long and rolled up together on the toppe of their heads, and alwayes they carrie their Bucklers or Targets with them and their swordes naked, these Nairi have their wives common amongst themselves, and when any of them goe into the house of any of these women, hee leaveth his sworde and target at the doore, and the time that hee is there, there dare not any bee so hardie as to come into that house. The kings children shall not inherite the kingdome after their father, because they hold this opinion, that perchance they were not begotten of the king'their father, but of some other man, therefore they accept for their king, one of the sonnes of the kings sisters, or of some other woman of the blood roial, for that they be sure they are of the blood roiall. A very The Nairi and their wives use for a braverie to strange thing make great holes in their eares, and so bigge and wide, betel J' *hat ^ 's mcredible, holding this opinion, that the greater the holes bee, the more noble they esteeme themselves. I had leave of one of them to measure the circumference of one of them with a threed, and within that circumference I put my arme up to the shoulder, clothed as it was, so that in effect they are monstrous great. Thus they doe make them when they be litle, for then they open the eare, & hang a ...
Title:The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation (Volume 5…Format:PaperbackDimensions:166 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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