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Description - Sir Francis Drake by John Sugden

More 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 Details

ISBN: 9781844137626
ISBN-10: 1844137627
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 25mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Pimlico
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 25-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Sugden

Dr John Sugden has pursued a busy trans-Atlantic career as a lecturer, senior research fellow and writer. He is the author of a series of acclaimed articles and books, including Tecumseh: A Life, which won the Distinguished Book Award of the American Society for Military History, and Blue Jacket, which won the Ohioana Award, Nelson: A Dream of Glory, and, most recently, Nelson: Sword of Albion.

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