The Legend of a Lady

“She knew that this was happiness, this was living as she had always wished to live.”  Daphne du Maurier, Frenchman’s Creek   The setting: Cornwall, England in the 16th century. The players: Sir John and Lady Elizabeth Killigrew The plot:  Lady Elizabeth vs. Queen Elizabeth I The Killigrews were rich members of the English aristocracy.  In…

All The Queen’s Men

“If England had not used the services of privateers and pirates during its long struggle with Spain, there is some likelihood that people today in North America would be speaking Spanish rather than English.”  Robert Earl Lee, Blackbeard the Pirate They were called the “Sea Dogs.” Queen Elizabeth I was surrounded by dynamic, brilliant, intrepid and…