- Author:Samuel Bawlf
- Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd; 4/25/04 edition (August 26, 2004)
- Pages:416 pages
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Sir Francis Drake is surrounded by many secrets and much inaccurate information, and . Imagine my shock at discovering that their voyages pales in comparison to the Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake in 1577 – 1580
Sir Francis Drake is surrounded by many secrets and much inaccurate information, and down to the present day he is controversial. Which, in addition to history being somewhat artful and NOT exact, is reason enough for readers to approach this book as something less than holy gospel. Nevertheless, it is a good read. Imagine my shock at discovering that their voyages pales in comparison to the Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake in 1577 – 1580. The bombshell in this book was an amazing assembly of diverse hints and clues that place the reader on the Golden Hind as Drake explored the north coast of North America, including the Inside Passage to Alaska.
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.
I’ll leave this one where I left IThe Long Walk. And with only some many hours in a day to give to reading, discerning readers may want to try to find a more authoritative biography of the wily Sir France Drake to fill their time.
For my dear Chauney, Natasha, and. Marni; my brother, Nicholas; and Pamela, Allan, and Kathy. Most of the quotes in this book have been taken from the compendia of documents assembled by Martin A. S. Hume, Zelia Nuttall, N. M. Penzer, E. G. R. Taylor, W. W. Vaux, Henry R. Wagner, and Irene A. Wright; or from other contemporary works reprinted through the auspices of the Hakluyt Society. For ease of reading, the spelling and punctuation have been modernized.
When Sir Francis Drake returned to England in 1580, many questions concerning his momentous voyage were left unanswered-his . He was the author of The Secret Journey of Sir Francis Drake, published in 2003.
When Sir Francis Drake returned to England in 1580, many questions concerning his momentous voyage were left unanswered-his journals were impounded and his men were forbidden, on pain of death, to divulge where they had been.
As Drake's near contemporary, Francis Bacon, well knew, knowledge is. .
As Drake's near contemporary, Francis Bacon, well knew, knowledge is power and in that age of superheated ideological and great power conflict the European maritime powers did what they could to keep useful knowledge from their opponents-an attitude of mind that has its modern parallels in both the practices of governments and corporations. One of the strengths of this book is the extent to which it firmly locates Drake in the context of the fierce English-Spanish conflicts which were exacerbated by religious differences.
Samuel Bawlf is a geographer and former minister in the government of British Columbia. The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: 1577-1580 Acknowledgments. He has sailed the Pacific coast from southern Alaska to San Francisco and enjoys a lifelong passion for maritime history.
The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake. On September 26, 1580, Francis Drake sailed his ship, the Golden Hinde, into Plymouth Harbor on the southwest coast of England. He had long been given up for lost, and rumors quickly circulated about where he had been on his three-year round-the-world voyage, and about the plunder he had brought home to fill Queen Elizabeth's treasury.
The accomplishment of this task, he argues, made him - 200 years before Cook - one of the greatest of all explorers. You can ask us about this book and we'll send an answer to your e-mail.
When Sir Francis Drake returned to England in 1580, many .
When Sir Francis Drake returned to England in 1580, many questions concerning his momentous voyage were left unanswered-his journals were impounded.