Westward Ho! (1855) HISTORICAL NOVEL by: Charles Kingsley.

Westward Ho! (1855) HISTORICAL NOVEL by: Charles Kingsley.

by Charles Kingsley

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Overview

Westward Ho! is an 1855 British historical novel by Charles Kingsley. The novel was based on the adventures of Elizabethan corsair Amyas Preston (Amyas Leigh in the novel), who sets sail with Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh and other privateers to the New World, where they battle with the Spanish.Set initially in Bideford in North Devon during the reign of Elizabeth I, Westward Ho! follows the adventures of Amyas Leigh (Amyas Preston), an unruly child who as a young man follows Francis Drake to sea. Amyas loves local beauty Rose Salterne, as does nearly everyone else; much of the novel involves the kidnap of Rose by a Spaniard.
Amyas spends time in the Caribbean sea and Venezuela seeking gold, and eventually returns to England at the time of the Spanish Armada, finding his true love, the beautiful Indian maiden Ayacanora, in the process; yet fate had blundered and brought misfortune into Amyas's life, for not only had he been blinded by a freak bolt of lightning at sea, but he also loses his brother Frank Leigh and Rose Salterne, who were caught by the Spaniards and burnt at the stake by the Inquisition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539529712
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/14/2016
Pages: 410
Sales rank: 1,016,537
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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