A Year of Marvellous Ways - 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤
There’s something philosophical about this book. The philosophical idea starts early in the plot and by the middle becomes clearer, until, in the end, you realise it’s about the life in your years that makes your legacy important. I understand that sounds cheesy and glib but let me share my observations. *
I like that Marvellous knows when something or someone is coming.
I love that she doesn’t allow doubt to creep into her mind.
I adore that she tells her stories quietly, that they unravel gently and reveal a life lived in such an extraordinary way, she truly lives up to her name.
Winman spins her tale in such a way that there are multiple beginnings and multiple endings. The chapters, in some ways, mimic life. There are births, there are deaths, there are arguments and wars and all of them build us up into the people we become. You know the story is flowing in a linear way, as years are want to do but it’s the intangible memories and feelings that float through the narrative that really make the connection.
The imagery, too, is incredible. Open to the page where you left off and instantly, you’re embraced back into a reality that is also otherworldly. Marvellous is the daughter or a mermaid, orange starfish deliver messages from her third love, rumour can be caught and turned away before it’s heard; as can doubt. Hatred doesn’t need much watering or care.
A year of Marvellous Ways is such a beautiful story. Her care of Drake, her care of Peace, the care that Peace provides to Drake and Marvellous. There’s so much heart in this tale. I want to ramble on and on but it won’t help you understand what you haven’t read. All I can say is my heart is full, the ending, that isn’t an ending is beautiful and perfect and I wish there had been more for Winman to tell of this story.
Following his departure from Plymouth in the November of 1577, strong winds and fog in the English Channel hampered Sir Francis Drake's first attempt to reach the Americas. This bad weather had forced Drake into the Cornish port of Falmouth from where his fleet returned to Plymouth to make repairs.
It was today that Drake, once again, set sail as captain of the Pelican, which would be renamed the Golden Hind on a voyage in the August of 1578.
Drake's fleet contained five ships, the Pelican and the Elizabeth were the larger. The Elizabeth, who was captained by John Winter, was separated from the fleet at the Straits of Magellan. The three others smaller vessels were the Marigold, Swan, and Benedict. Only Drake's Golden Hind completed the voyage.
As captain, Sir Francis Drake was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the world, he returned home to England on the 26th September 1580 with a cargo hold of spices and enough treasure to pay off the countries foreign debt.
Drake's journey was classed as the 'Secrets of the Realm' and those involved were sworn to secrecy on the pain of death!
Sir Francis Drake was rewarded a year later with a knighthood and a miniature painting, by court artist Nicholas Hilliard, that is now known as the 'The Drake Jewel.' My photograph shows the replica of Golden Hind, is moored in the harbour of the seaport of Brixham in Devon.
On this day in 1577, English seaman Francis Drake set out from Plymouth, England, with five ships and 164 men on a mission to raid Spanish holdings on the Pacific coast of the New World and explore the Pacific Ocean. Have you ever read his "Distrub Us" prayer? It is worth a read! #francisdrake#pacificocean#sea#explorer#thisdayinhistory
13th December 1577
Sir Francis Drake took five ships and 164 men on a voyage from Plymouth, with the intention of seizing Spanish bullion and exploring South America.
This was not his first visit to South America; He had been there in an expedition four years previously. This voyage was well supported by senior members of Queen Elizabeth I’s court, such as Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, Sir Christopher Hatton and Sir Francis Walsingham
This was the voyage on which Francis Drake circumnavigated the world, returning in 1580.
Picture: Sir Francis Drake by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger.
La sonda Pioneer 10. El mensaje que Carl Sagan envió al Universo.
El 1 de diciembre de 1973, la sonda espacial estadounidense Pioneer 10, tomaba las primeras fotografías de la Historia de la superficie de Júpiter.
La sonda Pioneer 10, en su viaje por el Universo, porta un mensaje para la “hipotética” vida inteligente en el espacio diseñado por Carl Sagan y Francis Drake.
Combo Pirata no convés! 🏴 Hoje 1 Francis Drake + 1 porção de batata ondulada + 1 milkshake, pela bagatela de 28 ̶r̶e̶a̶i̶s̶ dobrões. 💰
Convoque seus camaradas e venha explorar os sete mares.🌊
*promoção válida somente no dia 28/11/18, para consumo no local.
🗣️"Ogni grande impresa ha un inizio ma è solo perseverando fino alla sua fine, cioè fino a quando questa non sarà totalmente completata, che si giungerà alla vera gloria". Sir Francis Drake (c.1540 – 28 January 1596)
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Francis Drake - Boardgame
Retorne para um movimentado porto de Plymouth em 1572 como um aspirante de capitão. Faça os preparativos para três viagens emocionantes para as terras espanhóis do outro lado do Oceano em busca de fama e fortuna! Como capitães, os jogadores terão que planejar as suas missões e provisionar seus navios conforme a necessidade.
Francis Drake é uma corrida para ver quem pode zarpar e chegar primeiro às terras espanholas. As riquezas dos impérios asteca e inca aguardam esses capitães aventureiros.
Muitas decisões difíceis devem ser feitas antes de cada viagem:
- Quantos membros da tripulação, armas e bens comerciais serão necessários?
- Fontes que serão necessários para atingir profundamente o Caribe?
- Será necessário um forte galeão para atacar as frotas de tesouro?
- entre outras decisões…
Cada nova viagem tem seus próprios desafios a superar, mas o ouro capturado, prata e joias devem agradar muito a Rainha. Prepare-se para a viagem de uma vida!
Happy Tudor Tuesday!
Meet Sir Christopher Hatton, loyal servant of Queen Elizabeth I. Rumored to have caught the Queen’s eye with his good looks and graceful dance moves, Hatton enjoyed great success at court and became Lord Chancellor. He also saw potential in Francis Drake and invested in his exploits, making a fortune. Though not as famous or flashy as Cecil or Walsingham, Hatton was a great favorite of the Queen, who gave him a grand state funeral.