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ISBN:0312341652
Author: Stephen Coote
ISBN13: 978-0312341657
Title: Drake: The Life and Legend of an Elizabethan Hero
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Language: English
Category: Historical
Publisher: Palgrave; 1st edition (December 31, 2005)
Pages: 352

Drake: The Life and Legend of an Elizabethan Hero by Stephen Coote



It’s a book about Sir Francis Drake, the Elizabethan pirate/adventure. epending upon your point of view. There was nothing really unexpected in this book but overall it was a good telling of his life.

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Stephen Coote was educated at Magdelene College, Cambridge and at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of several acclaimed biographies including lives of Charles II, W. B. Yeats, John Keats and, most recently, Samuel Pepys: according to the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, 'A subtle and intelligent portrait, not just of the man, but of the volatile political milieu in which he moved. The seller service was excellent, the book condition was as new, the read is pretty easy for a book of this kind. Mr. Coote handles his subject matter with a fluidity not often seen in fact based books. Yes many books have been written about Sir Francis Drake the gentleman pirate, but here Mr. Coote blends them all together in a delightful creation of his, which not only details his adventures and crimes in a very objective while simultaneously engaging manner.

He is the archetypal Elizabethan sea-dog, and Stephen Coote's brilliant new book rescues him from the dusty pages of history to breathe new life into one of the great maritime adventure stories.

Sir Francis Drake: pirate, explorer and Protestant zealot, a man princely in his bearing, heroic if sometimes foolhardy in his enterprise, a genius at once awe-inspiring and riddled with faults.

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Author Stephen Coote follows Drake from his early years serving under John Hawkins, through his circumnavigation of the globe aboard the Golden Hind, his famous knighting, and on to his eventual death. Drake’s life is already a thoroughly written subject, and as such few major points will be new to the well-read pirate-enthusiast, although Coote does go to great lengths to clarify myths and misconceptions, as well as exploring many finer details which serve to paint a more complete picture of Drake. As such, while the material is both interesting and educational, it fails to draw the reader in as it otherwise might. Drake: The Life and Legend of an Elizabethan Hero is a highly informative, but not always exciting read. It covers a great deal of territory, but leaves the reader hungry for a more first-hand experience with the famous sea dog.

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The legend has it, that when the drum is heard to make a drumming noise, the nation is in danger. Born: 1540, near Tavistock in Devon. Francis Drake was one of 12 children. Drakes voyage around the world How long did it take Drake to sail around the world? Model of an Elizabethan fighting ship Repro ID E0433 NMM London The circumnavigation took three years, from 1577 to 1580. Originally, the voyage was probably planned as a raid on Spanish ships and ports. Five ships, manned by 164 seamen, left Plymouth, with Drake himself sailing in the Pelican.

One of history's greatest maritime adventure stories and its hero come to life in this enthralling new biography S ir Francis Drake: Pirate, explorer and zealot, a genius at once awe-inspiring and riddled with faults. He is the archetypal Elizabethan sea-dog, and Stephen Coote's brilliant new book rescues him from the dusty pages of history. With novelistic verve, Coote re-creates all the episodes that made Drake's reputation: The excitement and terror of the raids on Spanish Caribbean ports during his privateering days; the extraordinary feat of circumnavigation aboard the 'Golden Hind'; and Drake's role in the famous defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588.
Reviews: 4
Umsida
Bought this as a used book. The seller service was excellent, the book condition was as new, the read is pretty easy for a book of this kind. Mr. Coote handles his subject matter with a fluidity not often seen in fact based books. I enjoyed it a lot and recommend it for anyone with a yen to know more about maritime history.
Trash Obsession
Yes many books have been written about Sir Francis Drake the gentleman pirate, but here Mr. Coote blends them all together in a delightful creation of his, which not only details his adventures and crimes in a very objective while simultaneously engaging manner. It also disperses many myths about the nature of his relation with Elizabeth and even more, how his political knack and careful administration of his public persona managed to turn him into a National Hero, while hiding from view that his motivation for all its enduring quests was always the same, greed.
Vushura
I agree with the other reviewer that Coote has a very odd disdain for his own subject, Drake, and Coote clearly has an intense loathing of English Protestantism of the time. But I disagree that Coote champions the Catholicism of the Spanish, as he clearly despises that as well. Coote obviously hates all religion with a passion, which is odd for someone choosing to write about a time in history when religion played an important role in public life. Coote's writing is lively, and his contrarian attitude toward his own subject matter is interesting at first, but it becomes tiresome. It is like he is writing some Kitty Kelly "tell all" about Drake, in which he relentlessly tears him down. Could not finish it.
Doomblade
Dr. Coote makes no attempt to conceal his virulent hatred of England, Queen Elizabeth I, Protestantism and Sir Francis Drake. He blithely skips over or ignores Drakes' triumphs and accomplishments, while expounding ad nauseum on Drake's minor foibles. Coote's obvious admiration for 16th century Spain, King Philip II and Catholicism is apparent, casting this despicable cabal as sympathetic; as if they were mere victims of unfortunate circumstance and the horrid depredations of Drake and the Protestant English. I removed the surprisingly commendable illustrations and threw the rest of the book in the garbage.