Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake

Revised Edition

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Synopsis

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

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Book information

ISBN: 9781844137626
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Pimlico
Pub date:
Edition: Revised Edition
DEWEY: 942.055092
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 365
Weight: 284g
Height: 198mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 23mm