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In search of a kingdom : Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the perilous birth of the British Empire / Laurence Bergreen.

Bergreen, Laurence, (author.).

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Orford Social Library 942.05/50922 B 34190000109651 New items Checked out 06/10/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062875358
  • ISBN: 0062875353
  • ISBN: 9780062875365
  • ISBN: 0062875361
  • Physical Description: xviii, 440 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Custom House, [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [405]-425) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 C©Łdiz -- Signs and Portents -- Disdain, Revenge, Victory -- A "Top-Earning pirate".
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Drake, Francis, approximately 1540-1596.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603.
Privateering > History > 16th century.
Voyages around the world > History > 16th century.
Explorers > Great Britain > Biography.
Admirals > Great Britain > Biography.
Great Britain > History, Naval > Tudors, 1485-1603.
Great Britain > History > Elizabeth, 1558-1603.
Drake, Francis, approximately 1540-1596
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603
Admirals
Explorers
Privateering
Voyages around the world
Great Britain
Genre: History
Naval history
Biographies.

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