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Hardback:A stain in the blood : the remarkable voyage of Sir Kenelm Digby : pirate and poet, courtier and cook, king's servant and traitor's son / Joe Moshenska.:2016 A stain in the blood : the remarkable voyage of Sir Kenelm Digby : pirate and poet, courtier and cook, king's servant and traitor's son / Joe Moshenska.
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Author: Moshenska, Joseph, 1983-
Publication year: 2016
Media class: Hardback
Category: Non-Fiction
Publisher: London : William Heinemann, 2016.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780434022892 (hbk.) :
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Paperback:A stain in the blood : the remarkable voyage of Sir Kenelm Digby : pirate and poet, courtier and cook, king's servant and traitor's son:2017.
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On 16 August 1628, five battle-scarred English ships sailed through the narrow entrance of the harbour on the Greek island of Milos. Dropping anchor, the 25-year old captain banqueted with the local lord before sitting down to write an account of his journey - an account that would transform him entirely. Sir Kenelm Digby was known as one of the most extraordinary Englishmen who ever lived: a trusted advisor to the King, a pioneering philosopher and scientist, and a thinker whose ideas are as relevant now as they were during his own troubled times. 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, and the lover of the most celebrated beauty of the age, Venetia Stanley. This book is the story of a remarkable life, and of a journey that helped to shape a nation.
Digby, Kenelm, 1603-1665.
Digby, Kenelm, 1603-1665
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Great Britain History Charles I, 1625-1649.
Mediterranean Region Description and travel Early works to 1800.

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Paperback:A stain in the blood : the remarkable voyage of Sir Kenelm Digby : pirate and poet, courtier and cook, king's servant and traitor's son:2017.
Author: Moshenska, Joseph, 1983- author.
Year 2017.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Content type: Catalogue
Publisher: Windmill Books,
Resource type: Physical
xix, 553 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 20 cm
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It's very likely you've never heard of Sir Kenelm Digby and if you do manage to read this book you'l
03/08/17
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Edinburgh
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