Drake's Raid

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Abstract

This novel follows Sir Francis Drake's exploits and recounts his famous raid on and burning of St. Augustine in 1586. At one point, he has a memorable flashback to when Queen Elizabeth I knighted him as a young naval officer. The backstory for Drake's Raid include intrigue at the English court and plotting by the Spaniards as the two countries try to check-mate one another. The English are sending a noble lady to the Colonies to marry, and the Spanish do all they can to prevent this symbolic coup from occurring.

Other historical figures personified in the book include but are not limited to the royalty and royal householders of Spain and England.

Local locations visited or mentioned include, but are not limited to the Castillo de San Marcos (not built for another 100 years, so the burned fort would have been one of the earlier wooden forts), governor's house (again due to the timeline, not the current one in spite of the description), and  the Matanzas River.

Identifier

PS3564 .O647 D73 2007

Access Rights

This item is part of the Circulating Collection and can be checked out with a valid Flagler ID. Non-Flagler affiliates will need to request this book through their local library's Inter-Library Loan program.

Creator

Contributor

Batista Boazio, map draftsman, 1589

Title

Drake's Raid

Publisher

Bradenton, FL: White Picket Publishing

Date

Format

Paperback book

Language

English

Audience

Subject

Action or Adventure
Historical
Romance

Coverage

1st Spanish Period

Accrual Method

Purchased

Bibliographic Citation

North, Tobias. Drake's Raid. Bradenton, FL: White Picket Publishing, 2007.

Citation

Tobias North, “Drake's Raid,” St. Augustine Fiction, accessed July 24, 2024, https://staugustinefiction.omeka.net/items/show/194.

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