Under Drake's Flag
G. A. Henty

Book cover image

Narrated By: Fred Williams

Duration: 12 hours and 34 minutes

What to expect

In the days when England and Spain struggled for the supremacy of the sea, a young lad sails with Sir Francis Drake, the daring sixteenth-century privateer, in this action-packed story based on true historical events. Drake’s superb navigational skill enabled him to outrun or outmaneuver his incessant pursuers. He escaped so often and so ingeniously that he became legendary and was assumed by some to have supernatural powers—even the Spanish tended to have admiration rather than hatred in their hearts. As Drake sails the Pacific on his great voyage of circumnavigation, the heroes pass through a variety of exciting and perilous adventures.

Genre

Historical fiction, Fiction: general and literary, Classic fiction, War, combat and military adventure fiction, Naval forces and warfare, Military history, Children’s / Teenage fiction: Action and adventure stories

Listen to a sample

“A stirring book of Drake’s time.”

Daily Telegraph (London)

“There is not a dull chaper, nor, indeed, a dull page in the book.”