THE KING'S BEARD by Leonard Wibberley
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THE KING'S BEARD

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A dashing tale told as the personal history of young John Forrester who sailed with Drake and helped to singe the Spanish King Philip's beard in the famous Cadiz raid of 1587. His life is complicated by the facts of his father's desertion when John was a baby, and a mysterious parchment that holds information about Spanish maneuvers necessitates a hasty journey to warn Queen Elizabeth and many extreme precautions against his enemies. John, with his friend Roger Lindsey, meets adventure after adventure on the road to victory, family reunion and a knighthood at Queen's court. Here is wonderful Elizabethan and New World background and closely written suspense.

Pub Date: April 4th, 1952
Publisher: Pellegrini & Cudahy