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Robert Varian is a captain in Drake's navy, rising quickly through the ranks. But he guards a secret - one for which he would pay with his life if discovered: he is a Catholic. He is about to find his conflicting loyalty to his religion, to his Queen, and to his country tested under the most formidable of circumstances: facing the Armada.
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, c2012
ISBN: 9780007389865
Branch Call Number: F STA
Characteristics: 410 p. ; 24 cm


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Jun 06, 2014

I thought this was a great account of the Spanish Armada. I don't have a massive knowledge of the era or war but the author did a great job at keeping to the facts as I know them and even had some new interesting facts on the cannons used during this battle.

The story is presented from both the Spanish and English sides. I enjoyed getting the Spanish point of view as I am usually limited by language to the English side only. The conflict of Catholic versus Protestant was well done and I liked the characters with all their tribulations.

Definitely worth a read if you have any interest in the era, the battle, the navy or just a good adventure story.

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