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Captain Tom Drake

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The Life of Francis Drake

Author : A. E. W. Mason
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The usual picture of Drake in men’s minds is a brave, bluff man of infinite audacity, a great patriot, a great sailor, a man to whom success came of its own accord. But this is only half the truth. He was always studying and learning. He reached success by the painful ways of failure. Few men have stood up to so many rebuffs in early manhood and snatched victory out of them. In many respects he was in advance of his time—in none perhaps more than the kindness and humanity he showed to native peoples. He confronted a vast world power determined to enslave England and destroy its claim to think as it thought and live in independence. He shattered that power by changing the naval strategy of England from defence to attack. And his theory of sea-warfare, developed by Nelson two centuries later, remains the principle of the Royal Navy today. It is this man of whose life A. E. W. Mason has written.

Life Voyages and Exploits of Sir Francis Drake

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Expedition of Sir John Norris and Sir Francis Drake to Spain and Portugal 1589

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Actions against the Spanish Armada and campaigns in the Netherlands left the Queen’s coffers empty. For this reason proposals to capture the Spanish treasure fleet were given royal support. The treasure fleet homeward bound from the Americas would be intercepted in the Azores. A diversion at Santander to damage the Spanish fleet would prevent protection of the treasure fleet and, more importantly, prevent further actions against England or Ireland. However, the project was diverted further with backers wanting to re-instate Don Antonio as King of Portugal, with ideas of gaining lucrative Portuguese trade rights. At sea a further diversion was taken, with news of shipping at Corunna and the prospect of capturing merchantmen. ‘Profit was already challenging strategy’. This diversion gave their enemies more time to prepare. The failure at Lisbon was partly from a lack of co-ordination between the navy and army but also from the lack of promised support from Don Antonio’s supporters. The decision to sail for the Azores to intercept the Spanish treasure fleet was at last made only for Drake to be driven back to England by a storm. Short of supplies and with sick crews the ships were in no condition to continue with the Queen’s demands so there was no great treasure and the Spanish fleet was still in being. The sale of prizes and their contents failed to cover the cost of the expedition, and so the expedition was considered a financial and strategic failure.

Some unpublished papers relating to the family of sir Francis Drake ed by T Hervey

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The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana

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The first encyclopedia of fantasy and sci-fi literature of the nineteenth century covers a breathtaking spread, from the works of Jules Verne to the serial publications of Russian newspapers and Chinese martial arts novels.

History of English Drama 1660 1900

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Nicoll's History, which tells the story of English drama from the reopening of the theatres at the time of the Restoration right through to the end of the Victorian period, was viewed by Notes and Queries (1952) as 'a great work of exploration, a detailed guide to the untrodden acres of our dramatic history, hitherto largely ignored as barren and devoid of interest'.

Captured by the Captain

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Kidnapped, lied to, and betrayed, will her unexpected journey with the handsome captain be a cruel abduction—or a passionate adventure that will save her? When Grace Covington, granddaughter to a powerful railroad industrialist, risks her life to help a friend, she believes no one will learn of her daring escapade. But her plans go awry when she is kidnapped by a bold, handsome captain who sails her straight into an emotional tidal wave. Captain Leo Sullivan wants to prove he’s not the lowly kidnapper Grace believes him to be, but he is honor bound to not tell her why, or where, he’s taking her. With every nautical mile they sail together, Grace finds her feelings warming toward her captor. She has never experienced desire until crossing paths with this man, this captain who has completely swept her away, but she wonders if this journey between them will heal her broken heart… or drown her in a sea of regret.

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