Joe Moshenska ✓ 1 FREE DOWNLOADA popular history character study focused on the somewhat adventurous character of Kenelm Digby Though his father conspired to kill King James in the Gunpowder Plot Digby a committed Catholic would become a trusted friend to the ostensibly Anglican King Charles Like his father Kenelm seems to have been an inspirational figure who took his personal beliefs seriously Certainly a noteworthy figure with some complexity to his life story so very suitable for a historic biographyThe book seems somewhat incomplete however Kenelm s early life and adventures in Spain are given a great deal of detail and analysis which inclined me towards enjoying the book but the story of the voyage itself seems oddly shortened and lacking in Slave Again (Whispers of Refuge reflection Even awkward was the time slip between the voyages and the end of the narrative as the book presented it for someeason Digby s life from after about 1633 when his wife Venetia died is cut almost entirely from the b Readable account of an extraordi. 'A thrilling account' The Times'As heroic as Digby himself Moshenska has defied the tyranny of genre and made his own absorbing account' Observer'A master storyteller Full of exuisite details but with the grandest themes this is a gripping adventure story' Zia Haider Rahman'A brilliant account of one of the seventeenth century's most dashing lives' Ruth and extraordinary' Ann Wroe On the 16th of August 1628 *Five Battle Scarred English *battle scarred English into the harbour of the Greek island of Milos Dropping anchor the 25 year old captain banueted with the local lord before sitting down to write an account of his journey – an account that wou. Nary life I was intrigued because of the Digby connection with Sherborne
And Having Met Onehaving met one his descendents also called Kenelm A Stain In The Blood is the story of unheralded seventeenth century English hero and adventurer Kenelm Digby Hailing from a prominent Catholic family Digby had a stain in the blood due to his executed gunpowder plotter father Even in his youth precocious Digby junior was determined to free himself from this stain and emulate his hero Sir Francis DrakeKenelm *grows up to be a charismatic and daring international man of *up to be a charismatic and daring international man of day with an insatiable lust for knowledge The text concentrates primarily on his travels in the eastern Mediterranean where his various
ESCAPADES INCLUDE OPERATING AS A PRIVATEERinclude operating as a privateer a Turkish fleet at Scanderoon and excavating antiuities at Delos The book provides an interesting overview of the history of the time particularly with egards to the various cultures then flourishing in the Mediterranean However the lengthy hi. Ld transform him entirelySir Kenelm Digby was one of the most emarkable Englishmen who ever lived a trusted advisor to the King but the sworn enemy of the all powerful Duke of Buckingham; a pioneering philosopher and scientist but committed to the occult arts of alchemy and astrology; a friend not only of Ben Jonson Thomas Hobbes and van Dyck but even Oliver Cromwell He was also widely known as the ‘son of a traytor and husband of a whore’ a man who witnessed his father’s gruesome execution for high treason as a Gunpowder Plotter and the lover of the most celebrated beauty of the age Venetia StanleyIn an attempt to clear his name and on a uest ,
Storical discourse and description *is often dry and on occasion dull There is considerable padding in the form of cross eferencing to is considerable padding in the form of cross eferencing to Greek tales *often dry and on occasion dull There is considerable padding in the form of cross eferencing to ancient Greek tales eader found their inclusion to be irrelevant and pretentious Those anticipating a full account of Kenelm Digby s life will be disappointed by the fact that the story ends in 1633 than 30
years before his demise This either didn t need to bebefore his demise This either didn t need to be or needed to be greatly expanded upon The Remarkable Voyage eally didn t seem that emarkable and I found the The Sky Weaver rest of Digby s lift that was past over very briefly to be just as if not interesting The author passes over Digby becoming a major advisor to the ueen and the center ofesentment and controversy for the major factions in England during the Civil War in a matter of a few paragraphs He mentions that Digby struck up a close friendship with Cromwell despite being of opposite faiths and then never comes back to it These things are extremely interesting and noteworth. Or personal glory Digby assembled a fleet and set sail for the Mediterranean a world of pirate cities and ancient Morning in America: How Ronald Reagan Invented the 1980's ruins where people ideas and exotic goods moved freely between languages and nations His journey – encompassing fevers mutiny piracy daringescues and heroic sea battles – is a great and terribly overlooked adventure and a prism through which to view England and all of Europe during one of the most pivotal periods in its history A Stain in the Blood is the story of an extraordinary life and of a journey that helped to shape a nation It is a evelatory first work of non fiction by one of the brightest young writers and thinkers of today. .