Sir Francis Drake

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Pimlico, 2006 - Admirals - 365 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 circumnavigated 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 survival 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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About the author (2006)

The recipient of numerous awards, John Sugden has degrees from three British universities and was formerly a lecturer and senior research fellow. He has pursued historical research in archives throughout Britain and North America and his books and many articles have been published to great acclaim. His most recent book is Nelson- A Dream of Glory, published by Cape in September 2004.

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