In Search of a Kingdom

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In Search of a Kingdom

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Author :   Laurence Bergreen
Publisher :   Mariner Books
Published :   26/05/2022
ISBN :   9780062875365
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   464
Size (mm) :   203x135x27
Weight (g) :   353.81

Before he was secretly dispatched by Queen Elizabeth to circumnavigate the globe, or was called upon to save England from the Spanish Armada, Francis Drake was perhaps the most wanted - and successful - pirate ever to sail. Nicknamed 'El Draque' by the... Read more
 
Before he was secretly dispatched by Queen Elizabeth to circumnavigate the globe, or was called upon to save England from the Spanish Armada, Francis Drake was perhaps the most wanted - and successful - pirate ever to sail. Nicknamed 'El Draque' by the Spaniards who placed a bounty on his head, the notorious red-haired, hot-tempered Drake pillaged galleons laden with New World gold and silver, stealing a vast fortune for his queen - and himself. The relationship between Drake and Queen Elizabeth is the missing link in our understanding of the rise of the British Empire, and its importance has not been fully described or appreciated. Framed around Drake's key voyages as a window into this crucial moment in British history, this book is a rousing adventure narrative entwining epic historical themes with intimate passions.