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Martin Frobisher By Mr James McDermott

Martin Frobisher
by Mr James McDermott

A biography of Martin Frobisher, both a brave sea-commander who served Elizabeth I and a privateer who single-mindedly pursued his own interests. The book explores his life and exploits, from his voyages in search of the fabled Northwest Passage to his resistance of the Spanish Armada.
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Martin Frobisher Summary


Martin Frobisher: Elizabethan Privateer by Mr James McDermott

Adventurous and wilful, the swashbuckling Martin Frobisher was both a brave sea-commander who served Elizabeth I with distinction and a privateer who single-mindedly pursued his own interests. This highly entertaining biography provides the first complete picture of the life and exploits of Frobisher, from his voyages in search of the fabled Northwest Passage to his courageous resistance to the Spanish Armada and his activities as privateer and sometime pirate. The book explores Frobisher's vigorous personality and its manifestation in the turbulence of his career and his impact on others. It also illuminates the robust world of maritime enterprise in the sixteenth century, when the shifting objectives of the Elizabethan age brought together felons, merchants, and great officers of state. James McDermott, a leading authority on Martin Frobisher and the Northwest Passage, offers a riveting account of the explorer, based on all extant manuscript and documentary sources. McDermott sets aside the distortions of Frobisher's popular reputation as a hero and offers instead a richly detailed portrait of a fascinating but flawed man whose ceaseless search for wealth and fame defined his extraordinary life.

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Martin Frobisher Reviews


"I have read nothing that provides a better sense of the demimonde in which sea-dogs like Frobisher lived. This is an immensely entertaining biography." William S. Maltby, University of Missouri"

About Mr James McDermott


James McDermott is an independent scholar and former special adviser to the Canadian Museum of Civilization's Meta Incognita Project.

Additional information

GOR003368549
Martin Frobisher: Elizabethan Privateer by Mr James McDermott
Mr James McDermott
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Yale University Press
2001-03-06
522
0300083807
9780300083804
N/A
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