FORGOTTEN SONGS AND STORIES OF THE SEA


FORGOTTEN SONGS AND STORIES OF THE SEA

CAROLINE ROCHFORD    Book Number: 86698    Product format: Paperback

A treasury of voices from our maritime past, here are stirring tales of heroism that have been engrained in the annals of the sea since time immemorial. Christopher Columbus's discovery of the New World, Queen Elizabeth I's defeat of the Spanish Armada, and Horatio Nelson's victory at Trafalgar are just some of Britain's most memorable naval triumphs, but what about the lesser known tales? The Victorian who invented a swimming machine in order to cross the English Channel, the capture of a 'real life' mermaid, the lost pirate treasure of Alborán, the ghost of a murdered sailor who still haunts the streets of Portsmouth, and the daring explorers who vanished into the blue yonder leaving behind nothing but a cryptic message in a champagne bottle. Historian and genealogist Caroline Rochford has packed 200 traditional songs and stories into this exciting look at our long lost maritime past. There are beautiful romantic woodcut illustrations such as the one on page 199 illustrating the story of Mrs Nowill in Sheffield 1912 who headed to Newquay for a few days with her husband but in truth to meet her lover Mr Delay and in the event her untimely death, found among the rocks and breakers at the foot of a cliff. Here is the loss of the White Ship among the countless disasters that have befallen ships attempting to cross the busy English Channel, lifeboat disasters, a poem entitled Beachy Head from 1890, anti-seasickness ships, the British Navy's pet shark, life-saving seaside donkeys, musicians of the sands and more. Beautiful engravings and woodcuts illustrate the 252 page softback.
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ISBN 9781473878655
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