The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe

The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe


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'Their fruits be diverse and plentiful, as nutmegs, ginger, long pepper, lemons, cucumbers, cocos, sago, with divers other sorts...'

Scholar, spy, diplomat and supreme propagandist for Elizabethan sea power, Richard Hakluyt's accounts of famed explorers mythologised a nation growing rapidly aware of the size and strangeness of the world - and determined to dominate it.

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Richard Hakluyt (c 1552-1616).

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Title:The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe
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    The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe Reviews

  • Sean Barrs

    Normally I don’t judge a book based on the actions the people commit in them. Normally, I just consider the work a piece of history and dethatch myself from anything that occurs inside. But sometime...

  • Sam Quixote

    Richard Hakluyt’s The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe collects the two accounts, snappily titled: “The famous voyage of Sir Francis Drake into the South Sea, and there hence abo...

  • Darwin8u

    “...of all which things we took as we listed.” ― Richard Hakluyt, 'The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake'Vol N° 65 of my Penguin Little Black Classics Box Set. This volume contains two pieces by Rich...

  • Peter

    An interesting little book, more aimed at the historian than the casual reader. The text tells of where ships were sunk making it a handy treasure guide in the past.A typical long winded and dry trave...

  • Kaitlin

    I read this as part fo the Dewey's 24 hr readathon and I have to say this was a really exceptionally shocking little book. I had no idea quite how pirate-like and bloodthirsty Francis and his crew wer...

  • Marjolein (UrlPhantomhive)

    This was horrible! One of the worst in the collection, of that I am sure. When reading historical accounts it is always difficult, because their actions have to be put in the historical context rather...

  • Leigh

    Short quick historical fact book, written without emotion or scene setting, great little book for interested related readers!...

  • royaevereads

    Fascinating. I no longer understand the difference between explorers and pirates - these Englishmen weren't just mapping the world; they were killing, burning and looting almost everywhere they went. ...

  • Michelle Curie

    Sir Francis Drake wasn't one of the nice guys. This volume of the Little Black Classic series numbly depicts how he seemed to have done what the British Empire was so good at at that time – raid aro...

  • Joey Woolfardis

    Exceedingly boring. I thought perhaps it would give an insight to what Drake was like as a man and leader, but it barely even mentions him: I'm assuming "our general" is Drake. Who knows, really? I do...