Geographical Magazine (1 February 2014)

‘James Evans [counts the voyage of Hugh Willoughby and Richard Chancellor in 1553] as … one of the boldest in English history…. He’s not wrong… Evans is right that the story should be better known. He also does a fine job of analysing the expedition’s context… Far too many popular history books about Tudor England rehash familiar tales. It is therefore very pleasing to find one that reminds us of a neglected and profoundly significant episode.’