Drake’s Prayer

By D. Bonner-Smith, published February 1950


An exploration of how what was referred to by Field Marshall Montgomery, the BBC and has become widely known as Drake’s prayer developed from the words that Drake wrote in a letter in 1587 while riding at Cape Sakar. The words were adapted deliberately by the Dean of York and the Canon of Worcester when they developed a new prayer book in 1941.

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Filed under: Atlantic | Tudors | Francis Drake
Subjects include: Miscellaneous

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