Pirate Project On Sir John Hawkins

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I’m doing my pirate project on Sir John Hawkins. Hawkins was born in Plymouth, England in 1532.When he was young he took a good amount of voyages to the canary islands where he learned the profits of selling African slaves in Spain's American colonies. He would make profit from slave trading because at the time the Spanish colonies had ready markets waiting for a good price on slaves. That is why slave trading was a popular job for pirates around that time. As Hawkins grew up making profits from slave trading, he became a wealthy man. He ended up marrying twice, first Catherine Gonson then Margaret Vaughn. Having Cathrine as a wife was big perk for him because she was the daughter of the treasurer for Queen Elizabeth the I’s navy. On the
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