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The Secret Voyage Of Sir Francis Drake

Author : Samuel Bawlf
ISBN : 0802718086
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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On September 26, 1580, Francis Drake sailed his ship, the Golden Hinde, into Plymouth Harbor on the southwest coast of England. Samuel Bawlf masterfully recounts the drama of this extraordinary expedition within the context of England's struggle to withstand the aggression of Catholic Europe and Drake's ambition for English enterprise in the Pacific. He offers fascinating insight into life at sea in the sixteenth century-from the dangers of mutiny and the lack of knowledge about wind and current to the arduous physical challenges faced every day by Drake's men. A cast of luminous characters runs through The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: Philip II of Spain, Europe's most powerful monarch; Elizabeth's spymaster and powerful advisor, Francis Walsingham; the encyclopedic cosmographer John Dee; and Abraham Ortelius, the great Dutch mapmaker to whom Drake leaked his Pacific discoveries. In the end, though, it is Francis Drake himself who comes most fully to life through the lens of his epic voyage. Remembered most as a privateer and for his victory over the Spanish Armada, the Drake that emerges from these pages is so much more: a dynamic leader of men, a brilliant navigator and sailor, and surely one of history's most daring explorers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Secret Voyage Of Sir Francis Drake

Author : Samuel Bawlf
ISBN : 0141005912
Genre : Discoveries in geography, British
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With Sir Francis Drake in command, a fleet of five small ships left Plymouth in December 1577. By the time the expedition reached the Pacific Ocean only one remained, the Golden Hinde. The adventures of Drake as he devastated Spanish treasure ships, charted unknown lands and became the first captain safely to circumnavigate the globe make this one of most amazing of all human adventures. But beyond telling a great story for a new generation Bawlf suggests more: that Drake had secret orders which he fulfilled and which make him - 200 years before Cook - one of the greatest explorers the world has ever known.
Category: Discoveries in geography, British

The Spanish Lake

Author : Oskar Hermann Khristian Spate
ISBN : 0708107273
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sir Francis Drake Ebook

Author : Mitchell Lane Publishers Inc.
ISBN : 9781680200454
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book presents the story of England's Sir Francis Drake, one of the most famous ship captains in history.
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Sir Francis Drake

Author : Barbara Krasner
ISBN : 9781508172185
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Explorer Sir Francis Drake is renowned for being the first Englishman to sail completely around the world. His adventures set England on a course for successfully sailing the seas, but like most explorers, his adventures were full of successes and failures alike. In this engrossing book, readers will become completely captivated by the secrecy and intrigue associated with Drake’s agreements with England’s Queen Elizabeth. The drama of his defeat of King Philip’s daunting Armada in the “Enterprise of England” attack will keep every reader turning pages to learn more about this fascinating foray.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Commander Francis Drake The West Coast Mysteries

Author : Gunnar Thompson
ISBN : 9780557494866
Genre : History
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Discovery of Drake's "lost" navigational chart finally reveals secrets behind his voyage to America's West Coast in 1579. The secret location of Drake's colony "New Albion" is finally identified. This was the "first" British colony in America; and it marks the beginning of the British Empire. At last, we know the reason for an ongoing feud between Queen Elizabeth and Sir Francis. He wanted desperately to rescue the shipmates that he left behind in New Albion. Drake used a shipboard clock to map the West Coast. This is the first map of America that was made using a chronometer: thus Drake's map is accurate to within 15-degrees of the true longitude. Drake was not "just a pirate" as most historians assume. He was a naturalist, ethnographer, and geographer. Drake's map and his new ship design opened the way for the Dutch East India Company.
Category: History

Sir Francis Drake

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ISBN : 9781438148670
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Author : George Wallace Du Temple
ISBN : 9781770977501
Genre : History
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On a stormy night in October 1904 flames arose abruptly on the west side of the Ardmore Manor House of Lord William Le Poer Trench, the site of the first Ardmore Golf Course. In hellish flames the most magnificent Edwardian home of Vancouver Island and Ardmore was 'gone with the wind'. Ardmore: Home, Community and Golf is a book about the Ardmore region on the Saanich Peninsula - a region with a history of arson, scandal, racism, farming, the Du Temple family and the early days of golfing on Vancouver Island....
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Sir Francis Drake

Author : Peter Whitfield
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119461320
Genre : Admirals
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Francis Drake assured his place in history when, in his lone ship the Golden Hind, he sailed the Pacific to become the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Drake the man, however, is the enigma and relatively little is known about him personally and what motivated him. Historians today have struggled to reconcile the heroic legend with the facts, which show that Drake achieved his status almost exclusively through acts of theft, piracy and terrorism. In this new biography, Peter Whitfield, a leading expert in exploration and map history, examines this dilemma to shed light on Drake the man and the legend. Illustrated throughout with original documents, maps and portraits, the biography offers an accessible and highly readable account of one of the greatest explorers of all time.
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