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Sir Martin Frobisher by Taliesin Trow.

  In "Sir Martin Frobisher" by Taliesin Trow, readers are treated to a captivating exploration of the life and exploits of a lesser-known Elizabethan privateer, often overshadowed by the renowned Francis Drake. Trow skillfully brings to light the remarkable story of Sir Martin Frobisher, a man with a short temper and an indomitable spirit that left an indelible mark on the annals of maritime history. One of the book's strengths lies in its ability to resurrect Frobisher from the shadows of history, portraying him not merely as a contemporary of Drake, but as a distinct and fascinating character in his own right. Trow delves into the intricate details of Frobisher's life, providing readers with a comprehensive account of his endeavours and contributions to Elizabethan England. At the heart of the narrative is Frobisher's audacious exploration of the elusive Northwest Passage. The author skillfully navigates through the challenges and triumphs of these perilous jour

The Hawkhurst gang Season 1 Episode 4 The Raid on Poole

  The Hawkhurst Gang Season 1 Episode 4 The Raid on Poole. "If Poole was a fish pool, and the men of Poole fish, There'd be a pool for the Devil and fish for his dish!" On the 22nd of September 1747. The Three Brothers cut through the English Channel swell, the morning mist had lifted. Portland stuck out over the portside and Wight on the starboard. She made sail for Lymington, Christchurch Bay, Dorset. She was carrying Tea,Brandy,Rum and some interesting passengers, Richard Perin and John Diamond of the Hawkhurst gang. The crew of the Three Brothers sighted through their spyglasses, the fast approaching privateer the Swift closing in at speed after giving chase at 5pm.According to the Old Bailey trial documents concerning the Poole raid, the Swift opened fire on the T hree Brothers which ended the chase at around 11pm. Captain Johnson then boarded and made this discovery ' she was loaded with tea, brandy, and rum. The tea was in canvas and oil-skin, over that the u