Jack Stannard of the Navy Royal, Book 2
It is a new world.
The Protestant Queen Elizabeth sits on England’s throne, but her nation’s relations with Spain, the mightiest power of the age, are deteriorating rapidly. The situation provides both dangers and opportunities for the Dunwich seafarer, Captain Jack Stannard, who finds himself drawn into the orbit of some markedly dangerous men – the queen’s spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham and two Devon seamen, John Hawkins and Francis Drake. With his son Tom by his side, he sets out with Drake and Hawkins on an expedition to Africa and the Caribbean that is bound to incur the wrath of the Spanish, while at home his outspoken daughter Meg seeks to navigate her way through the switchback religious changes of the age. Will the Stannard family survive and prosper, and will they be able to achieve their ambition of restoring Dunwich to its former glory?
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