In search of a kingdom Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the perilous birth of the British Empire

Large Print
Published 2021
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Summary:

"An exploration narrative of the highest order: the bestselling author of Over the Edge of the World brings alive the extraordinary life and adventures of Sir Francis Drake, whose mastery of the seas during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I changed the course of history-as a pirate raiding Spanish galleons, as the first explorer to successfully circumnavigate the globe, and as a naval hero who defeated the Spanish Armada and reshaped the global order"-- Provided by publisher.

ISBN:
9780063062979 (trade paperback)
9780063062979
0063062976
Edition:
Large print edition.
Description:
xviii, 599 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
large print.
Other Title:
Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the perilous birth of the British Empire
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
The Island and the Empire
The monarch and the mystic
"Contrary winds and foul weather"
Traitor
Golden Hind
"The most mad seas"
"Cruel Courtesy"
Treasure fleet
Cacafuego
Life among the Miwok
Deliverance
Unbroken blue water
Return and reward
The Dragon arrives
Two queens, one throne
Raid on Cádiz
Signs and portents
Disdain, revenge, victory
A "Top-Earning pirate."
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