This book has the most extensive coverage of the Whiddons of Tudor England ever published.
The Whiddon family of Chagford, in the county of Devon, was very prominent in the 16th and 17th centuries. The family reached it's zenith under Sir John Whiddon, Judge of the King's Bench. Included are several generations of this very powerful and influential family. They served both the Church and the English legal system.
Captain Jacob Whiddon was a 16th century seadog, a privateer in the service of Sir Walter Raleigh. The mariners with whom he sailed included Sir Francis Drake and Sir Richard Grenville. Vivid accounts of his adventures are provided that includes the fight against the Spanish Armada and his voyage to South America to discover gold in El Dorado.
The book is well illustrated to illuminate the lives of the Whiddon forebears.