A Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown

A Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown

by Hobson Woodward
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Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown and Inspired Shakespeare's The Tempest 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Engaging retelling of this amazing story and the events surroundiing it. Sure to plese adventure lovers. History buffs. And SHakespeare enthusiasts.
fallafooka More than 1 year ago
This books tells the true story of the origin of Shakespeare's Tempest. Brave Vessel is well written and well reasearhed. As someone whose degree is in English Literature, I have always interested in the story behind Shakespeare's plays. It was a great read and I would encourage everyone to read it.
Marek More than 1 year ago
An interesting story of the vessel Sea Venture, which shipwrecked during a hurricane on an island in Bermuda on its's way to Jamestown with colonists. That story by itself would be enough to warrant a book, but the fact that one of the survivors was a would be writer, William Strachey, who wrote an account that later become the basis of 'The Tempest' by Shakespere, ties all of these elements together. Mr. Woodward provides an entertaining and detailed account of shipwreck, mutiny, survival, the colony of Jamestown(from its early days), and finally a return to London by Mr. Strachey a few years later as he watches a play that closely resembles his own experiences. Sadly, for Mr Strachey, his account was eclipsed and forgotten by the public in lieu of Shakespere's play.