Thomas Cavendish

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Cavendish was an English explorer and privateer known as ‘The Navigator’. He was very well-connected in London society, with influential friends in the court of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1585, she gave him permission to follow Francis Drake's route across the Pacific to the Spice Islands. Cavendish's voyage was successful; his voyage is commemorated alongside with Drake's on a beautiful map by Hondius.

Black and white portrait of Thomas Cavendish in a frame, a man with short hair, holding a compass and a globe. Around the outside of the frame text reads: Thomas Candish Armiger