The Galleon's Grave : Henry Gresham

  • by Martin Stephen
  • Narrated by Michael Tudor Barnes
  • Series: Henry Gresham
  • 13 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is 1588, and King Philip of Spain has assembled a great fleet and army to crush the English and end Queen Elizabeth's reign.One man who has inside knowledge of this event is the young Henry Gresham. His good looks, youth, and wealth are the envy of some at court, so his position as spy for Walsingham further endangers his life. When he finds himself sailing on the Armada during his mission to spy on Sir Francis Drake, he's not entirely sure who his enemies are....


What the Critics Say

"A terrific book." (The Spectator)
"Stephen has a feel for the momentory decisions that can help to shape the course of history - as well, of course, as the cowardice, vainglory and greed." (The Times)


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Customer Reviews

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I loved it!

This is the most enjoyable book I have read in a long time. The History is quite a big part of this, and if you know the History it will add to your enjoyment, but it is a great action fillled listen without that. A brilliant naration as well!
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- Rachel

Tudor history brought to life.

Martin Stephen brings his academic knowledge of the late Tudor and early Stuart period to life with his stories of intrigue and derring do featuring Henry Gresham. This episode covers the late Elizabethan era and the tensions between Spain and England leading to the attempted invasion with the aid of the mighty Spanish Armada. Henry Gresham, as an agent of an aging Walsingham, or is he an double, or triple agent, is tasked with gaining the confidence of the Spanish court. A real swashbuckling adventure well read and characterised by Michael Tudor Barnes.
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- Mr

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-04-2008
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd