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Story of the Armada

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"Story of the Armada" by Amice MacDonell is a gripping historical tale that breathes life into the events surrounding the Spanish Armada of 1588. Through vivid descriptions and well-developed characters, MacDonell transports the reader back in time to witness the tension and drama of this iconic naval battle.

The author's meticulous research is evident in the attention to detail, which paints a vivid picture of the political intrigue and military strategies that shaped this pivotal moment in history. The narrative is engaging and fast-paced, keeping the reader turning pages to see how the story unfolds.

One of the strengths of the book is its ability to humanize the historical figures involved in the conflict, showing their fears, motivations, and personal struggles. This allows the reader to empathize with the characters and understand the complexities of the time period.

Overall, "Story of the Armada" is a captivating and well-written historical novel that offers a fresh perspective on a well-known event. It is a must-read for anyone interested in history, naval warfare, or simply a well-crafted story.

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It's the summer of 1588, and all is not well in England. Citizens are plotting to betray their queen for Spanish gold, and the dreaded Armada is coming closer and closer. It's up to Lord Burleigh and brave Sir Francis Drake to stop them, but will they succeed in convincing Queen Elizabeth that such action is necessary? And when the Spanish ships finally arrive, what will happen to the queen and the citizens of London? Cast List:William Cecil, Lord Burleigh: Tomas Peter Sir Walter Raleigh: Todd Sir Francis Drake: K. Adrian Stroet Master Jock Burwood: James Koss Will of Babbicombe/Third Conspirator: Joseph Tabler Don Pedro de Valdez/Dickon: Alan Mapstone First Conspirator: Leanne Yau Second Conspirator: Gaby Ap Thomas: Charlotte Duckett Queen Elizabeth: Beth Thomas Lady Mary Howard: Lydia Mistress Nan Hanway: Rachel Mistress Alice Bridgewater: Adele de Pignerolles Stage Directions: Esther ben Simonides Audio edited by Rachel

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