The Great Expedition - Sir Francis Drake on the Spanish Main 1585-86

The Great Expedition - Sir Francis Drake on the Spanish Main 1585-86


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849082457
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/15/2011
Series: Raid Series
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 590,938
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands, and is the author of over 50 books, 30 of which are published by Osprey. This acclaimed andwidely published authorhas written several books on piracy, including The History of Pirates and Blackbeard: America's MostNotorious Pirate.A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as the Curator of Weapons at the Tower of London and as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. He now worksas a full-time author and historian, and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

The Forming of Drake 6

Drake's War 13

The Nombre de Dios raid 15

Drake's voyage into the Pacific 21

Planning the Raid 27

The background 27

Organization 28

The objective 31

The Great Expedition 32

Vigo 33

Santiago 35

Santo Domingo 42

Cartagena des Indies 53

St Augustine 66

Counting the Cost 70

England's profit 70

Spain's loss 74

Conclusion 76

Further Reading 78

Index 80

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