John Hawkins Timeline

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  • 1532 - 1595
    The life of Sir John Hawkins, slave trader and then treasurer of the Royal Navy.
  • 1562 - 1563
    John Hawkins' first expedition to transport slaves from West Africa to the Americas.
  • 1564 - 1565
    John Hawkins' second expedition to transport slaves from West Africa to the Americas.
  • 1567 - 1568
    John Hawkins and Francis Drake lead an expedition to transport slaves from west Africa to the Spanish West Indies. The fleet is attacked at San Juan D'Ulloa.
  • c. 1578
    John Hawkins is appointed treasurer of the Royal Navy and begins its expansion and modernisation.
  • Jul 1588 - Aug 1588
    Sir John Hawkins is the rear-admiral, third in command of the English fleet which defeats the Spanish Armada.
  • Aug 1595
    John Hawkins and Francis Drake lead an unsuccessful expedition against Spanish ships and settlements in Panama and the Caribbean.
  • 12 Nov 1595
    John Hawkins dies of illness on a voyage to the Caribbean.