Does the Queen Still Live?

Does the Queen Still Live This is the story of Francis Drake covering his humble upbringing his daring piratical exploits on the high seas and his amazing circumnavigation of the globe The cast includes the cruelly efficient

  • Title: Does the Queen Still Live?
  • Author: John Fredman
  • ISBN: 9780491024693
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Unknown Binding
  • This is the story of Francis Drake, covering his humble upbringing, his daring piratical exploits on the high seas and his amazing circumnavigation of the globe The cast includes the cruelly efficient Spaniard De Recalde, Hawkins, who hated his kinsman but grew to love him, and men such as Walsingham, Dudley, Hatton and Cecil, as devious as they were illustrious and theThis is the story of Francis Drake, covering his humble upbringing, his daring piratical exploits on the high seas and his amazing circumnavigation of the globe The cast includes the cruelly efficient Spaniard De Recalde, Hawkins, who hated his kinsman but grew to love him, and men such as Walsingham, Dudley, Hatton and Cecil, as devious as they were illustrious and the women in Drake s life his poor, ailing wife Mary, Aruba the lovely halfcaste who is tortured to death, Elizabeth Sydenham, young, beautiful and innocent Above all revealed here for the first time, is the history of the extraordinary relationship that must have existed between Drake and Queen Elizabeth I.After nearly three years at sea, circumnavigating the globe, Francis Drake s very first question is for the welfare of his mistress the Queen, who, in spite of her cruel treatment of him, he has never ceased to serve and adore Though Elizabeth has always hated Drake with cold, unreasoning passion, her life has been inextricably bound up with his from the moment he destroyed Wyatt s incriminating letter to her, and saved her from the block So why does the Queen hate Drake so passionately John Fredman throws new light on this, and other interesting questions, in a rip roaring, fast moving adventure story, set in the colourful, bawdy background of Elizabethan England.

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