Sir Francis Drake

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783125722620


Page: 40

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Sir Francis Drake

Author: Harry Kelsey

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300084634

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 596

View: 8228

In this lively and engaging new biography, Harry Kelsey shatters the familiar image of Sir Francis Drake. The Drake of legend was a pious, brave, and just seaman who initiated the move to make England a great naval power. Kelsey paints a far more interesting picture of Drake as an amoral privateer who lined his pockets with Spanish booty. 98 illustrations.

Sir Francis Drake

Author: John Sugden

Publisher: Random House (UK)


Category: Admirals

Page: 355

View: 6369

This biography of Drake makes use of Spanish and English sources to explore hitherto neglected areas of his life. Drake is shown not only as a great seaman, but also in a more unfamiliar light as vigorous social climber, businessman and property magnate, Lord Mayor, civic leader and parliamentarian, and as deputy Lord Lieutenant and magistrate.

Sir Francis Drake

Author: William W. Lace

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 1438148674

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 93

View: 3083

Sir Francis Drake rose from humble beginnings on an English farm to become one of the country's most widely acclaimed heroes.

Sir Francis Drake

Author: E.F. Benson

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1667601350

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 8981

Prolific British author E.F. Benson is primarily remembered for his fine supernatural tales, but he wrote on a wide variety of topics. Sir Francis Drake is his 1927 biography of the famous captain and privateer.

Sir Francis Drake

Author: John Sugden

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448129508

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 8237

How well do you know the life of one of Britain’s great maritime heroes? Discover the truth behind a man who remains a legendary figure of history more than four hundred years after his death. Sir Francis Drake’s 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 and marked the emergence of England as major maritime nation. ‘Excellent...It deserves to become the standard Drake life. His scholarship is impeccable’ Frank McLynn, Sunday Telegraph

Sir Francis Drake

Author: Kristin Petrie

Publisher: ABDO Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617847917

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

View: 6301

A biography of the English seaman and explorer who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I.

Sir Francis Drake EBook

Author: Mitchell Lane Publishers Inc.

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1680200453

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

View: 7092

This book presents the story of England's Sir Francis Drake, one of the most famous ship captains in history.