Richard's next book book outlines twenty voyages in English history: most of which are from the 16th century. Drake's world voyage features in two chapters. The first is written from aboard Winter's M Elizabeth and ends when prematurely reaching England. The second chapter tracks Drake's progress from the South Sea to England. The text faithfully follows the primary sources. The seasoned Drake reader will learn nothing. However, Drake's reputation has been positively perpetuated and the book will be of interest to collectors and students of maritime developments. There is an emphasis upon seamanship and useful explanations of navigation instruments.
Richard, who has retired from a distinguished nautical career, learnt of our society from his local library. He wisely asked us for a second opinion. This is one reason why a Drake Society is required and meets one of our founding aims: that of being a catalyst for research. At least in Richard's case, his published Drake chapters should be error free.