The Admiral and the General.

The Admiral and the General.

by William Bertram

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This play is about a little known Commonwealth expedition to wage war against the Spanish in the Caribbean. This hasty and ill planned expedition could in hindsight be called a fiasco with both the naval commander and the army commander ending up inside the tower of London on their return.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044582231
Publisher: William Bertram
Publication date: 06/10/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 101 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

About the AuthorThis year William Bertram has been living in Plymouth for over twenty years, he originally arrived with nothing except an old car and a suitcase and it was a tossup as to which was the more battered. Attending Plymouth University for his degree in Maritime History and Marine Technology, prior to his becoming a teacher, now equipped with his PGCE from the University College of St Mark and St John, he left the ranks of the unwashed. Meanwhile he satisfied his academic curiosity and his need to eat, by becoming a guide at Plymouth Naval Base Museum and a receptionist at Fort Bovisand. His dissertation on the sailing qualities of 19th century warships was rapidly accepted and broadcast on Television and Radio as well as being published in the New Scientist and in journals around the world.The next years were fulfilling as a teacher, but retirement threatened and so William returned to his major academic love, maritime history, luckily he was in a city steeped in the past glories of her relationship with the sea. It was at this point in William’s history that he decided to write books based on the history of the Barbican and its seafaring people. Resolving to write a mixture of factual and fiction books on three generations of the same family he centred his rags to riches stories around the Brown family. Using factual evidence, he interwove the characters around 18th century Plymouth’s history and streets. This clearly involved many days of research and fact-finding, however, eventually he wrote his first novel and swiftly followed it with two more in rapid succession.The three books that William wrote are based on 18th century Plymouthian family who are clearly fictional, however, this can never be said of the novel’s background, here William has meticulously used old maps, drawings and records to build up an historic environment for his characters to exist in. He has even taken photographs of the streets and places mentioned in the stories and these are to be found on his web site, (

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