Frances Wilson

Triumph and disaster in the War of Jenkins’ Ear

David Grann returns to the greatest sea story ever told: of Captain Anson’s piratical feat, and ‘the mutiny that never was’ aboard the Wager

‘The Capture of the Spanish Galleon Nuestra Señora de Covadonga’, by John Cleverly the Younger. [Bridgeman Images]

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