John Masefield (1878-1967) was an English poet and novelist. He also served for the Red Cross most of his life. He is best known today for the classic children's fantasy novels The Midnight Folk (1927) and The Box of Delights (1935), as well as his memorable poetry. Masefield was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 1930, a position he held until his death.
On the Spanish Main (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)by John Masefield
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Sir Francis Drake, Sir Henry Morgan, and other legendary figures from the age of buccaneers star in this 1906 history of the Elizabethan age of sailing ships. Ocean voyages, shipwrecks, treasure hunts, raids, sacks, sea battles and privateer customs and politics round out accounts of how ships were rigged, sailed, armed, and crewed.
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