Francis Drake: The Golden Hind by T. W. E. Roche
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145 mm. x 220 mm. x 15 mm. 200 pages.
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THE GOLDEN HIND

by
Thomas William Edgar Roche

First published 1973.
This edition History Book Club by arrangement of Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Illustrated with 24 pages of black and white pictures - Jacket design by David Eldred

ISBN: 0213164388

CONDITION
Navy cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine - the bottom of which is lightly bumped; top edge of page block dyed pink; pages are pristine - condition at least VERY GOOD PLUS. Dust wrapper whole with a little shelf wear particularly to top edge - Condition VERY GOOD.

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The Golden Hind by T. W. E. Roche: Dust wrapper whole with a just little shelf wear particularly to top edge - Condition VERY GOOD.

The Golden Hind by T. W. E. Roche: Dust wrapper whole with a just little shelf wear particularly to top edge - Condition VERY GOOD.
The Golden Hind by T. W. E. Roche: Navy cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine - the bottom of which is lightly bumped; pages are pristine - at least VERY GOOD PLUS condition.

Jacket flap blurb

On 13 December 1577, Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth with a flotilla of five small ships. It was a voyage which was to last nearly three years, and to end with the triumphant return of its leader to a knighthood and to immortality as the first man to circumnavigate the globe. And it ensured immortality too for his flagship, the most famous vessel in English history —the Golden Hind.
This book is the story of this ship, its commander, and of the voyage. It tells of perils, discoveries and adventures in unknown lands and seas in an age of superstition and credulity. It tells of the capture of Spanish prizes and treasure ships, of encounters with the natives of America and the East Indies, of storms and wrecks, and of one of the most notorious executions ever authorized by a naval captain.
The Golden Hind was named after the crest of Sir Christopher Hatton; T. W. E. Roche was himself a descendant of Sir Christopher and a Devonian by birth. His book re-creates the epic nature of a voyage which typifies the spirit of the Elizabethan Age and of its redoubtable leader who became as much the symbol of his age as the Queen he served.

 
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The Golden Hind by T. W. E. Roche: On 13 December 1577, Francis Drake set sail from Plymouth with a flotilla of five small ships. It was a voyage which was to last nearly three years, and to end with the triumphant return of its leader to a knighthood and to immortality as the first man to circumnavigate the globe. And it ensured immortality too for his flagship, the most famous vessel in English history —the Golden Hind. Click this image to go to E. F. Benson's " Sir Francis Drake " page at camberpete.co.uk !   Click on this image to go to A. E. W. Mason's " The Life of Frances Drake " page at camberpete.co.uk ! Click here to go to Alexander McKee's " The Queen's Corsair " page at camberpete.co.uk ! Click here to go to Grant Uden's " Drake at Cadiz " page at camberpete.co.uk ! Click on this image to go to my K. R. Andrews' "Drake's Voyages" Page

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