In Search of A Kingdom book by Laurence Bergreen

Latest Publication

In Search of A Kingdom

HarperCollins, 2021

An exploration narrative of Queen Elizabeth’s favorite pirate, Sir Francis Drake, whose mastery of the seas changed the course of history—as a pirate raiding Spanish galleons, as the first explorer to successfully circumnavigate the globe, and as a naval hero who defeated the Spanish Armada and reshaped the global order.


news from the author

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    UK Edition of ISOAK Reviewed

    All About History magazine reviews UK edition of In Search of a Kingdom: “Its grand sense of adventure grips the reader from the start as you are transported to a time of gold, glory and godly cause.”

  • Ancient Origins Magazine

    Ancient Origins Magazine

    Ancient Origins Magazine interviews Bergreen for their latest issue.

  • Airmail Essay on Drake

    Airmail Essay on Drake

    Bergreen traces the 16th-century explorer’s legacy in London, at sea, and beyond.

  • In Search of a Kingdom by laurence bergreen

    Q&A with Deborah Kalb

    Deborah Kalb interviews Bergreen on Sir Francis Drake.

  • Wall Street Journal Review

    Wall Street Journal Review

    “The accounts of Drake’s circumnavigation and his subsequent naval career are very good indeed. They will surely delight aficionados of imperial history and anyone keen on real-life adventure stories.”

  • Constant Wonder Radio Interview

    Constant Wonder Radio Interview

    Bergreen speaks to BYU’s Constant Wonder Radio about Francis Drake.