Sir Francis Drake : the Queen's pirate

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Yale University Press,
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[1998]
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In this biography, Harry Kelsey seeks to shatter the familiar image of Sir Francis Drake. The Drake of legend was a pious, brave and just seaman who initiated the move to make England a great naval power and whose acts of piracy against his countries enemies earned him a knighthood for patriotism. Kelsey paints a different picture of Drake as an amoral privateer at least as interested in lining his pockets with Spanish booty as in forwarding the political goals of his country, a man who became a captain general of the English navy but never waged traditional warfare with any success. Drawing on much new evidence, Kelsey describes Drake's early life as the son of a poor family in 16th-century England. He explains how Drake dabbled in piracy, gained modest success as a merchant, and then took advantage of the hostility between Spain and England to embark on a series of pirate raids on undefended Spanish ships and ports, preempting Spanish demands for punishment by sharing much of his booty with the Queen and her councillors.
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9780300071825
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subject_facetAdmirals -- Great Britain -- Biography
Biographies
Drake, Francis, -- approximately 1540-1596
Explorers -- America -- Biography
Pirates -- Great Britain -- Biography
United Kingdom -- History, Naval -- Tudors, 1485-1603
title_displaySir Francis Drake : the Queen's pirate
title_fullSir Francis Drake : the Queen's pirate / Harry Kelsey
title_shortSir Francis Drake : the Queen's pirate
topic_facetAdmirals
Drake, Francis
Explorers
History, Naval
Pirates