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Frances Drake's pre-emptive strike on the Armada at Cadiz
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DRAKE AT
CADIZ

FAMOUS EVENTS SERIES
by
GRANT UDEN
Illustrated by H. W. Douthwaite

First published in England 1969 by
Macdonald and Co. (Publishers) Ltd., London.
SBN 366 02673 6

A VERY GOOD condition red cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine; crown octavo. In a VERY GOOD unclipped, gum remains from missing publisher's label, Very slightly marked dust wrapper
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£7.00 + P & P

Jacket Blurb

DRAKE AT CADIZ - Grant Uden

In 1587 with the Armada massing for its assault on England there was desperate need of some bold stroke both to delay the invaders and to sow doubt in their minds as to their invincibility. Only one man in England, Sir Francis Drake, saw the importance of the moment and determined to make use of it. Queen Elizabeth was, of course, no lover of Spain, but having weathered so many storms she believed that diplomacy could still avert the threatened danger. Drake knew it could not and (probably deliberately) put to sea for Cadiz at a time when the Queen's messenger was actually on his way to countermand the orders for the expedition.

Seldom in history has a small fleet carried out such a devastating attack on one of the bases of a rival. Seldom has such a naval attack been carried out with equal speed and nerve, or pushed home with apparent rashness by a commander so bitterly opposed by his second-in command. It was a task of extreme danger calling for steadiness of nerve, instant decision and great speed of execution. Fittingly it was crowned by the totally unexpected capture, long after Cadiz had been left behind desolate, of the great treasure ship San Felipe.

The author of the widely praised I, John Froissart has based his story firmly on chronicles of the times. He has added to its interest with a fascinating appendix on Elizabethan Ships—their design, rig, guns, flag signals, seamen and administrative control.

Illustrated by H. W. Douthwaite

Contents

1. The Queen's Messenger
2. The Terrible Dragon
3. The Cup of Silver
4. The Attack, 1st day
5. The Attack, znd day
6. Cape St. Vincent
7. The Treasure of the San Felipe
8. Homecoming
Appendix on Elkabethan Ships and Seamen
Glossary of words in the Inventory of the San Felipe's treasure

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