The Circumnavigators

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M. Evans, 1989 - History - 345 pages
A fascinating narrative for lovers of world and maritime history, and a memorable testimony to the strength and endurance of the human species. Wilson draws largely upon captains' logbooks, journals, and various travelers' accounts to introduce the reader to the true feeling of this time in history.

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About the author (1989)

Derek Wilson, one of our leading biographers and novelists, came to prominence thirty years ago, after graduating from Cambridge University, with "A Tudor Tapestry: Men Women and Society in Reformation England," This was followed by several critically acclaimed and best-selling books, such as "Rothschild: A Story of Wealth and Power; Sweet Robin: Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester; Hans Holbein: Portrait of an Unknown Man"; and, most recently, "The King and The Gentleman: Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell 1599-1649," He has also written and presented numerous radio and television programs. Now, after three decades of study and reflection, he returns to those themes he first explored in "A Tudor Tapestry."

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