A Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown and Inspired Shakespeare'sThe Tempest

A Brave Vessel: The True Tale of the Castaways Who Rescued Jamestown and Inspired Shakespeare'sThe Tempest

Hobson Woodward


A gripping story of shipwreck and survival that modified the destiny of the colonies and enriched our literary legacy

In 1609, aspiring author William Strachey set sail aboard the Sea Venture, sure for the hot global. stuck in a typhoon, the send separated from its fleet and wrecked on uninhabited Bermuda, a bountiful island paradise its passengers may inhabit for almost a yr ahead of achieving their meant vacation spot, the famine-stricken colony of Jamestown. Strachey's meticulous account of the spoil, the castaways' time on Bermuda, and their arrival in a devastated Jamestown used to be learn via his contemporaries and continues to be one of the such a lot vibrant writings of the early colonial interval. Following the lifetime of this usual guy, Hobson Woodward tells one of many missed yet defining tales of America's founding.

Strachey had literary aspirations and sought to capitalize on his epic adventure, yet his writings didn't deliver him the acclaim he sought. basically within the fingers of another William may his story of the break and its aftermath make background as The Tempest. A courageous Vessel is the interesting account of a near-miss within the settling of Virginia, the genuine tale in the back of certainly one of Shakespeare's nice performs, and the tragedy of the fellow who failed as an writer yet who contributed to the production of a masterpiece.

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