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.


Upcoming Appearances

19 April, 6:00 PM EST
NY Society Library
Francis Drake, Elizabeth I, and the Perilous Birth of the British Empire
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news from the author

  • Plymouth, UK - March 31, 2021: Statue of Sir Francis Drake on Plymouth Hoe Stuart Bonar

    Drake Reviewed in The American Spectator

    “Drake was certainly an important figure in English history. And his trip around the globe, which Bergreen describes in great and fascinating detail, was truly a marvel.”

  • Constant Wonder Radio Interview

    Constant Wonder Radio Interview

    Bergreen speaks to BYU’s Constant Wonder Radio about 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.”

  • In Search of a Kingdom by laurence bergreen

    Q&A with Deborah Kalb

    Deborah Kalb interviews Bergreen on Sir Francis Drake.

  • Airmail Essay on Drake

    Airmail Essay on Drake

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

  • Ancient Origins Magazine

    Ancient Origins Magazine

    Ancient Origins Magazine interviews Bergreen for their latest issue.