The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: 1577-1580 Hardcover – 2003
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After some early and notable success under Captain William Hawkins in the Carribbean, Drake captained his own ship, sailing for Queen Elizabeth in 1577 from Plymouth. He led his fleet south and across the Atlantic, through the Strait of Magellan on the southern tip of South America, up the west coast of South and Central America, across the Pacific to the Moluccas and ultimately continuing west around the southern tip of Africa and home to England, bearing riches and becoming the second captain and first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. Bawlf tells of Drake's accomplishments well, along the way highlighting developments in navigation, health (combating scurvy), daily life and seafaring life, geography and cartography, and geopolitics.
With this rich tapestry of detail, Bawlf concentrates on a large gap between the time Drake was know to have landed in New Spain (Mexico) and when he was known to have arrived across the Pacific in the Moluccas, and he painstakingly lays out his evidence that Drake spent the time exploring northwards to the Alaska panhandle.Read more ›
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What a wonderful true life adventure! An incredible story! Loved the illustrations!Published 7 months ago by Brent T