Sir Francis Drake (Google eBook)

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Random House, Apr 24, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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More than four hundred years after his death, Sir Francis Drake remains one of the legendary figures of history. His career is one of the most colourful on record. The most daring of the corsairs who raided the West Indies and Spanish Main, he led the English into the Pacific, and cirumnavigated the world to bring home the Golden Hind laden with Spanish treasure. His attacks on Spanish cities and ships transformed his private war into a struggle for surivival between Protestant England and Catholic Spain, in which he became Elizabeth I's most prominent admiral. His exploits marked the emergence of England as a major maritime nation.
  

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This is a very well researched and generally very readable biography of the great sea captain and adventurer. He was of humble origins and the year of his birth is not known (some time between 1538 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rich - Goodreads

Not much has changed in 400 plus years. Greed, power, religious persecution, etc. are the overriding themes. John Sugden keeps the reader interested and the book is well researched. Read full review

Contents

By Gods Faith I
7
Beyond the Line
10
The Troublesome Voyage of john Hawkins
27
Drakes War
39
The Mouth of the Treasure of the World
57
Dequte i All the Spaniards in the Indiea
66
Services Ashore and Afloat
79
The South Seas Project
91
l5 A Fearful Man to the King of Spain
200
Stop Him Now and Stop Him Ever
211
The Sooner We Are Gone the Better We Shall
218
Able to Impeach Thein
222
l8 It Was lmpossihle to Come to HandSnokc with Them
235
1 Day 753
263
Last Years Ashore 285
303
1 Waste and Desert Wilderness
305

The Atlantic Voyage
102
War Comes to the Pacific
115
The World Encompassed l 32
133
The Golden Knight
147
What Has Become of Drake
164
H Playing the Dragon
176
Afterword 3l5 Z4 Postscript
315
Glossary
337
Bibliqgraphy
339
Index
347
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About the author (2012)

Dr John Sugden has pursued a busy trans-Atlantic career as a lecturer, senior research fellow and writer. He is the author of a series of acclaimed articles and books, including Tecumseh: A Life, which won the Distinguished Book Award of the American Society for Military History, and Blue Jacket, which won the Ohioana Award, Nelson: A Dream of Glory, and, most recently, Nelson: Sword of Albion.

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