Francis Drake

Francis Drake From the rime he was driven to sea by his family s fierce Protestantism and poverty until his death in Sir Francis Drake led a life of drama John Cummins looks at Drake s posthumous legend and

  • Title: Francis Drake
  • Author: John G. Cummins
  • ISBN: 9780312158118
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the rime he was driven to sea by his family s fierce Protestantism and poverty, until his death in 1596, Sir Francis Drake led a life of drama John Cummins looks at Drake s posthumous legend and its inspirational role throughout later centuries.

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    1. Francis Drake was a fascinating historical character. Born a commoner, he was an opportunist, an adventurer, but most of all he was an entrepreneur. A few fascinating notes from this biography: Drake was at one time a slave trader but seemed to find the profession distasteful and eventually moved into a much more honorable career as a corsair! His first mate was a black, escaped slave. A lover of plunder, Drake was not surprisingly criticized for raiding Spanish shipping during the destruction o [...]

    2. The author discusses both the myth of the game of bowls and the myth of the drum, the subject of Sir Henry Newbolt's great poem. I'll keep on believing.

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