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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2020 9:59 p.m. PST

The Attack on Cadiz and an Englishman duels three Spaniards at once in 1625.

"RICHARD PEEKE DIDN'T NEED A NEW WAR TO FIGHT. His purse was full with prize money from battling Barbary pirates near Algiers the previous year. As a result, England's fledging trade routes into the Mediterranean Sea were a little safer and Peeke (pronounced Pike) was a richer man.

But instead of returning to his abandoned wife and children in Devonshire, the sea called to Peeke again. England was once again at war with Spain and Peeke could not resist: "the drum beating up for a new expedition, in which many noble gentleman and heroical spirits were to venture their honours, lives and fortunes; cables could not hold me… I vowed to go."…"
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