Manila Galleon Author:F. van Wyck Mason This is a book written in the style of a novel, but is, in fact, based upon real people, places and events. — The time is the mid 1700's. The place is England and the high seas. — The story focuses on Commodore Ceroge Anson and his voyages. Anson has been termed as the "Father of the Modern Royal Navy". He first put the royal navy into uniforms; i... more »nstituted reform to root out corruption and incompetence and was a brilliant fighter.
Ships' logs and journals were used to provide historical accuracy. Speeches made to the ships' company, recorded verbatim, are reproduced exactly.« less