The Paradoxal Compass: Drake’s dilemma, with Horatio Morpurgo

On January 9th 1580, the Golden Hinde hit a reef off Indonesia. During its 20-hour stranding, Drake and his chaplain, Francis Fletcher, argued bitterly. Whilst the exact nature of that dispute was suppressed in the official narratives, Horatio Morpurgo reimagines it as part of a new narrative about the Tudor

The Paradoxal Compass: Drake’s dilemma, with Horatio Morpurgo

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Venue: St John’s Hall

On January 9th 1580, the Golden Hinde hit a reef off Indonesia. During its 20-hour stranding, Drake and his chaplain, Francis Fletcher, argued bitterly. Whilst the exact nature of that dispute was suppressed in the official narratives, Horatio Morpurgo reimagines it as part of a new narrative about the Tudor explorers and their meaning today, especially for the South West.

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