Drake : A Biography. First Edition in dustjacket

By: DRAKE, Francis, Sir). BRADFORD, Ernle

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(DRAKE, Francis, Sir). BRADFORD, Ernle. Drake : [A Biography]. (London) : Hodder and Stoughton, (1965). First Edition. Pp. (6),[7]-251,(1) + 4 pages of plates. Maps in the text. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering on green spine panel. With map end-papers. NMM II:508. Ernle Dusgate Selby Bradford (b. January 11, 1922, Cole Green, Norfolk, England – d. May 8, 1986, Malta) historian. A biography of Sir Francis Drake, "Queen Elizabeth's greatest fighting admiral". "Drake's life and exploits read like a piece of the most improbable fiction — the first Englishman to sail round the world, plunderer of the famous Spanish gold fleet, the man who singed the King of Spain's beard,was knighted by Queen Elizabeth aboard his ship The Golden Hind, and was l argely responsible for the destruction of the Spanish Armada. All this is true of him, but the man was more than a myth. A tough practical seaman, he managed also to be an astute Mayor of Plymouth, and an unusual character into the bargain." - from the dj. Chapters : 1. Voyage into Sunset; 2. A Child of His Time; 3. Apprenticeship; 4. The Dedicated Man; 5. The Islands and the Main; 6. The Treasure Trains; 7. Outward Bound; 8. Straits of Magellan;9. Into the Great South Sea; 10. New Albion; 11. Beyond the Spice Islands; 12. Sailor's Return; 13. The Glorious Year; 14. The Enemy; 15. The Fiant S tirs; 16. The Great Armada Sails; 17. The Narrow Seas; 18. The WInds of God; 19. Failure of an Expedition; 20. Drake Ashore; 21. The End of a Voyage. With select bibliography and index. Very good in unclipped dustjacket. 25.00

Title: Drake : A Biography. First Edition in dustjacket

Author Name: DRAKE, Francis, Sir). BRADFORD, Ernle

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1965,:

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Keywords: NAUTICAL NAVAL UNITED KINGDOM BIOGRAPHY BIOGRAPHIES BRITISH NAVY HISTORY EXPLORATION EXPLORERS ARMADA,