Armada

Armada

by Robert Carter

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Overview

England, 1568. Ten years into the reign of The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I of England, the country is seething with unrest. While the mighty Empire of Catholic Spain rules the waves, Protestant England is struggling to establish itself as a world power. It is a struggle waged at a price, paid by everyone – from the Queen herself, her courtiers and statesmen, down to ordinary people. And the heaviest burden of all falls on the seamen of England ... who must prise open the private jewel-box of the Caribbean, to ensure the nation’s survival.

Richard and John Tavistock are two such men. The two brothers are torn apart by war. One fights his way from imprisonment to claim his Spanish lover. The other wins the daughter of the Queen’s first minister. All are caught up in the ruthless intrigues of the Court and Inquisition. All play their part in turning the destiny of nations. Caught up in the tumultuous events which will dictate the fates of nations, they become embroiled in the ruthless world of international espionage and domestic intrigue. From the West Indies to Mexico, from the dungeons of the Tower of London to the throne room of England, they play vital roles in the mighty battle for power, and in the most monumental battle of them all – the epic defeat of the Spanish Armada.

Bloodstained and vast, spanning twenty years, Armada is the historical epic of Elizabethan England.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940033214433
Publisher: Robert Carter
Publication date: 05/06/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

As a child I lived in Sydney, Australia. I was twelve when we returned to England aboard the P&O liner Orcades. I studied Astrophysics at Newcastle University. I loved Newcastle from the moment I arrived. I loved the university, loved the city and I especially loved the Geordies. I was reading a lot of science fiction – and began to write my own stories and launched the university's first science fiction society.After that I worked in oil industry in the USA, and was posted to parts of the Middle East and the war-torn heart of Africa. It was both dangerous and well-paid. More than once I came close to being killed - and plenty of good men I knew never came home. I went to remote places like the Rub al Khali and the Congo, and I saw things most people don't see, or ever want to.In my 20's I travelled to East Berlin and Warsaw, then to Moscow and Leningrad. I took the Trans-Siberian railway to Japan. I worked in Hong Kong and entered China proper as part of a project to develop that country's communications. I took tea with the heir of the last king of Upper Burma near Mandalay, and on the road to Everest base camp I just happened to run into Sir Edmund Hillary. After travelling around most of India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia , I returned home and got a job with the BBC. Four years later, I left the BBC to write.

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