Some years ago, I stumbled upon Tony Riches’ books about the Tudors from Owen to Henry (future Henry VII). I then read his book about Richard Neville followed by his book about Eleanor Cobham. I quickly discovered that Tony delivers well-researched and gripping reads, which is probably why I have since read both his books about Princess Mary (Henry VIII’s sister, and Tony wrote a guest post about her here), her husband Charles Brandon and Brandon’s second wife, Catherine Willoughby, the latter an entrancing read I reviewed here!
Tony now has a new release, an entire book dedicated to that most dashing of Tudor pirates, Francis Drake. Oh, excuse me: not pirate, but corsair!
I give you Drake – Tudor Corsair, which is Book One of the Elizabethan Series
1564: Devon sailor Francis Drake sets out on a journey of adventure.
Drake learns of routes used to transport Spanish silver and gold, and risks his life in an audacious plan to steal a fortune.
Queen Elizabeth is intrigued by Drake and secretly encourages his piracy. Her unlikely champion becomes a national hero, sailing around the world in the Golden Hind and attacking the Spanish fleet.
King Philip of Spain has enough of Drake’s plunder and orders an armada to threaten the future of England.
Drake – Tudor Corsair continues the story of the Tudors, which began with Owen Tudor in book one of the Tudor trilogy.
Tony Riches is a full-time UK author of best-selling historical fiction. He lives in Pembrokeshire, West Wales and is a specialist in the history of the Wars of the Roses and the lives of the early Tudors. Tony’s other published historical fiction novels include: Owen – Book One Of The Tudor Trilogy, Jasper – Book Two Of The Tudor Trilogy, Henry – Book Three Of The Tudor Trilogy, Mary – Tudor Princess, Brandon – Tudor Knight and The Secret Diary Of Eleanor Cobham. For more information about Tony’s books please visit his website tonyriches.com and his blog, The Writing Desk and find him on Facebook and Twitter @tonyriches