Sir Francis Drake
By (author) John Sugden
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Sir Francis Drake by John Sugden
Book DescriptionMore 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 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. His exploits marked the emergence of England as a major maritime nation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844137626
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 25-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Sugden
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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