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DRAKE by Sir Julian Corbett: Thought by many to be the best first published in 1890. This edition 1928.
 
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE

 

by

Sir Julian Corbett

Thought by many to be the best

First published 1890.

 

Included here for accounts of Drakes voyages: With a Ship Called the Dragon, and Another Ship and a Pinnace, to Nombre de Dios and Darien, About the Year 1572. The Famous Expedition of Sir Francis Drake to the West Indies, Wherein Were Taken the Cities of Saint Iago, Santo Domingo, Cartagena, with the Fort and Town of Saint Augustine in Florida, in the Years 1585 and 1586. The Last Voyage of Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Hawkins, Intended for Some Special Services on the Islands and Main of the West Indies, Anno 1595. In Which Voyage Both the Foresaid Knights Died.
VOYAGES TO THE NEW WORLD

 

Included for details of Drake's three voyages.

THE DEFEAT OF JOHN HAWKINS a biography of his third slaving voyage by RAYNOR UNWIN: Twenty years before Sir John Hawkins and his kinsman Drake harried the Great Armada to its doom, these two same English sea-captains had matched their guns against those of Spain in an obscure harbour on the Gulf Coast of Mexico—San Juan de Ulua. It was a hard- fought, desperate battle, from which Hawkins and relatively few of his men escaped home. It was also a turning-point in the relationship between England and Spain. The fight at San Juan made the Great Armada inevitable, and taught the English navy how to overcome it.
THE DEFEAT OF JOHN HAWKINS

 

A biography of his third slaving voyage

by RAYNOR UNWIN

 
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THE QUEEN'S CORSAIR
 
Drakes Journey of Circumnavigation 1577 - 1780 by Alexander McKee
THE GOLDEN HIND   by Thomas William Edgar 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.
THE GOLDEN HIND
 

The Golden Hind, the most famous vessel in English history. by Thomas William Edgar Roche

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.
DRAKE AT CADIZ

FAMOUS EVENTS SERIES

 

GRANT UDEN

Illustrated by

H. W. Douthwaite

 
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THE LIFE OF FRANCIS DRAKE by A. E. W. Mason A biography of the explorer Francis covering his many expeditions starting with the debacle of St. John de Ulua, Irish Seas, Voyage of Circumnavigation, Straits of Magellan and Cape Horn, Coast of Peru, Spice Islands, Attack upon Cartagena and Surrender, The Armada and lastly, the events leading to Drake’s and Hawkins deaths.
THE LIFE OF FRANCIS DRAKE

 

by A. E. W. Mason

1st. Published 1941

SIR FRANCIS DRAKE by E. F. Benson -  published 1927 as one of the 'Golden Hind' series: Drake's birth and boyhood, his first sight of the Indies, San Juan d'Ulua,  Drake's drum is heard on the Spanish main, capture of the treasure trains, the circumnavigation and on to Drake’s and John Hawkins deaths.
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE

 

by E. F. Benson

published 1927 as one of the 'Golden Hind' series

Sir Francis Drake by George Malcolm Thomson: An extremely readable biography compete with plates, and more importantly, seven small but useful charts in the text, a comprehensive bibliography and a very good index.
SIR FRANCIS DRAKE

 

by George Malcolm Thomson

Paperback.

 
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