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Five Devon Seafarers

Sabine Baring-Gould

Baring-Goulds Characters


by Sabine Baring-Gould

First published 2000 by Bossiney Books, Launceston, Cornwall

ISBN - 1 899383 32 8

  Price £5.50 including UK Postage

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Colour illustrated card covered booklet in at least VERY GOOD CONDITION - very little wear.

64 pages : 150 mm. x 210 mm. x 7 mm.

Weight unwrapped 98 grm. - Weight wrapped for postage <300 grm.

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Jacket back blurb:

A small scan of the  front cover of Sabine Baring-Gould's 'Five Devon Seafarers'

The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould, squire and parson of Lewtrenchard, was one of Devon's finest popular writers. His Devonshire Characters and Strange Events, on which the present book is based was drawn from autobiographies and contemporary accounts of real people, including seafarers.

Here then are the extraordinary adventures of five Devon seamen from the violent world of the 17th. and 18th. centuries.

James Wyatt was taken prisoner by the Spanish and escaped, only to be captured by 'the Moors' of West Africa;
Robert Lyde singlehandedly recaptured his ship from a French prize crew - then was persecuted by the ship's owners who would have preferred the insurance money;
Richard Peeke, a prisoner at the Spanish Court, vanquished four champion fencers with just a quarterstaff;
Joseph Pitts spent fifteen years as a slave in Agiers and made the pilgrimage to Mecca;
and the tragic Richard 'Admiral' Parker who was elected leader of the Nore mutiny.


Background adapted from an image of unknown origin from the internet."