After an early career in piracy, Mainwaring became one of the most prominent senior officers under James I and Charles I. He took part in most of the naval operations of the period, and during and after the Civil War served with the Royalist Navy.
In this volume are printed Mainwaring’s essay ‘Of the Beginnings, Practices and Suppression of Pirates’ (a subject on which he could write with authority), his Seaman’s Dictionary, and a number of other papers by or about him.
OF THE BEGINNINGS, PRACTICES, AND SUPPRESSION OF
A SHORT DISCOURSE, OR PROPOSITION, CONCERNING THE
FRENCH FISHING UPON THE SOWE
THE SEAMAN'S DICTIONARY
DOCUMENTS RELATING TO MAINWARING'S NEGOTIATIONS
ON BEHALF OF THE VENETIAN REPUBLIC
AN ESTIMATE FOR CONSTANT GUARD OF THE NARROW
JEAN CHEVALIER'S SKETCH OF SIR HENRY MAINWARING
GENTLEMEN AND TARPAULIN COMMANDERS
NOTE ON THE FAMILY OF SIR GEORGE MAINWARING OF