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Thread #56447 Message #1512032
Posted By: Le Scaramouche
28-Jun-05 - 06:53 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Captain Ward
Subject: RE: DTStudy: Captain Ward
I find it fascinating the way Ward and Dansekar are presented as claiming to harry the Algerines and Ottomans, when reality was rather different. Good Christian gentlemen they weren't.
Guess it's a case of selective memory about one's heroes.
BTW, Rafael Sabatini had modelled Sir Oliver Tressillian on the exploits of Ward. Also the case of the Englishmen tried by the Inquisition in 1610 is a fascinating account of Ward's contemporaries.