Discovering Somers Isles: A Guide to Bermuda's History 1500-1615

Discovering Somers Isles: A Guide to Bermuda's History 1500-1615 by John M Archer 0996345558 9780996345552
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The fact that Bermuda was discovered at allmight seem amazing: the tiny cluster of islands sits almost in the middle of 20,000,000 square miles of the North Atlantic. But sixteenth-century trade routes to the West Indies brought hundreds of ships through the turquoise waters surrounding its desolate shores-and left countless shipwrecks on its uncharted reefs. It is no small wonder that the Bermudas were once known as"Devils Isles."In May of 1609, a North Atlantic hurricane drove another ship close to the islands reefs. Battered and sinking, the English ship "Sea Venture" was run aground by Admiral George Somers and miraculously, all 150 passengers survived. Their story, and how the islands came to be settled, is a remarkable tale ofsurvival and perseverance.This guide uses their words, together with maps and images, to allow readers to envision those shores with "seventeenth-century eyes," and discover for themselves what the settlers called "Somers Isles."      

Author: John M Archer

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 122

Publisher: Maury Books

Publication Date: 2016-04-10


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