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The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe
The Voyage of Sir Francis Drake Around the Whole Globe | Richard Hakluyt
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'Their fruits be diverse and plentiful, as nutmegs, ginger, long pepper, lemons, cucumbers, cocos, sago, with divers other sorts...' Scholar, spy, diplomat and supreme propagandist for Elizabethan sea power, Richard Hakluyt's accounts of famed explorers mythologised a nation growing rapidly aware of the size and strangeness of the world - and determined to dominate it. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Richard Hakluyt (c 1552-1616). Hakluyt's Voyages and Discoveries is available in Penguin Classics.
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TCLinrow
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Mehso-so

So I got called into work AGAIN and had to rethink all my reading plans 😕
This book was informative and fascinating, especially for the casual approach to acts of theft, violence and deception committed by the crew. It was also, however, very dry. There was a lack of any personality beyond the writer's hero worship of 'the general' Francis Drake.
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Clwojick Your time is fantastic, considering you had to work! Way to go! ♥️🙌🏻 3mo
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julesG
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Kay made my day a little brighter. Okay, that sounds as if today was glum, it wasn't. It was just busy and full.

Thank you Kay. My daughter already claimed one of the colouring books and the pen. 😉

I'm really looking forward to reading Sir Francis Drake's story. Thanks for adding those two small books.

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@Clwojick

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BarbaraJean
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#QuotsyNov17 #Dream #Bold

Taken from a prayer attributed to Sir Francis Drake, said to be written before he departed from Portsmouth, England, to circumnavigate the globe. It‘s unlikely that it was actually written by Sir Francis Drake, but I like it anyway.

TK-421 Beautiful quote! And good job finding a quote that combines two prompts 😊 2y
CrowCAH Beautiful! 😊 2y
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Brie
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Mehso-so

Accounts relating the voyages of Sir Francis Drake and others as they circumnavigated the globe in the 16th century. A bit shocking how he casually describes all the killing, burning, kidnapping, and pillaging going on in addition to all the "discoveries."