Under Drake’s Flag : A Tale of the Spanish Main

G. A. Henty

Fred Williams (Narrator)

10-01-01

12hrs 34min

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Unabridged

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Fiction/Historical

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10-01-01

12hrs 34min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Fiction/Historical

Description

“A stirring book of Drake’s time.” Daily Telegraph (London)

In the days when England and Spain struggled for the supremacy of the sea, a young lad sails with Sir Francis Drake, the daring sixteenth-century privateer, in this action-packed story based on true historical events. Drake’s superb navigational skill enabled him to outrun or outmaneuver his incessant pursuers. He escaped so often and so ingeniously that he became legendary and was assumed by some to have supernatural powers—even the Spanish tended to have admiration rather than hatred in their hearts. As Drake sails the Pacific on his great voyage of circumnavigation, the heroes pass through a variety of exciting and perilous adventures.

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“A stirring book of Drake’s time.” Daily Telegraph (London)

“There is not a dull chaper, nor, indeed, a dull page in the book.” Observer (London)

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Language English
Release Day Sep 30, 2001
Release Date October 1, 2001
Release Date Machine 1001894400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, History, Military, Classics, Historical Fiction, War & Military, Fiction - All, Fiction - Adult
Author Bio
G. A. Henty

George Alfred Henty (1832–1902) was born in Trumpington, England. He studied at Cambridge but left without his degree to serve in the Crimean War. After several failed attempts at careers, he decided in 1865 to become a writer, beginning as a correspondent for the Standard. He wrote his first boys’ adventure, Out of the Pampas, in 1868, and its popularity spurred him to write some eighty more children’s books.

Narrator Bio
Fred Williams

Fred Williams, a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, works in theater, film, television, and radio in England, Ireland, and America. Besides narrating audiobooks, he is a performer in living-history reenactments, an archer, and a poet.

Overview

In the days when England and Spain struggled for the supremacy of the sea, a young lad sails with Sir Francis Drake, the daring sixteenth-century privateer, in this action-packed story based on true historical events. Drake’s superb navigational skill enabled him to outrun or outmaneuver his incessant pursuers. He escaped so often and so ingeniously that he became legendary and was assumed by some to have supernatural powers—even the Spanish tended to have admiration rather than hatred in their hearts. As Drake sails the Pacific on his great voyage of circumnavigation, the heroes pass through a variety of exciting and perilous adventures.

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