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Sir Francis Drake : the Queen's pirate

Author: Harry Kelsey
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this new biography, Harry Kelsey shatters the familiar image of Sir Francis Drake. The Drake of legend was a pious, brave, and just seaman who initiated the move to make England a great naval power and whose acts of piracy against his country's enemies earned him a knighthood for patriotism. Kelsey paints a different and far more interesting picture of Drake as an amoral privateer at least as interested in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Naval history
Named Person: Francis Drake; Francis Drake, Sir; Francis Drake; Francis Drake
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Kelsey
ISBN: 0300071825 9780300071825
OCLC Number: 37594253
Description: xviii, 566 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Harry Kelsey.

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"In this new biography, Harry Kelsey shatters the familiar image of Sir Francis Drake. The Drake of legend was a pious, brave, and just seaman who initiated the move to make England a great naval power and whose acts of piracy against his country's enemies earned him a knighthood for patriotism. Kelsey paints a different and far more interesting picture of Drake as an amoral privateer at least as interested in lining his pockets with Spanish booty as in forwarding the political goals of his country, a man who became a captain general of the English navy but never waged traditional warfare with any success."--Jacket.

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