Under Drake’s Flag!- Review
It can be easy, perhaps, to think of the Reformation as having only taken place during the 17th century… the time of the Pilgrims. It began, however, in the 14th century with Wycliffe.
If you are avid fans of audio dramas, I think you will be delighted with this presentation of history as much as we are!
Under Drake’s Flag begins with two young men needing to do a research paper on Captain Francis Drake. They meet an older gentleman who offers to aid them with their research by telling them some history. The young men, Ned and Gerald, are cleverly weaved into the story. This gives a smooth transition into the historical narration with stirring acting.
While this dramatic presentation is not so much about Drake himself (as I had presumed), much is learned about the Spanish Inquisition during this part the Reformation period as we follow Ned and Gerald on their adventures.
This audio drama is well designed. The pace with which the storyline is told keeps the imagination going. The music and background effects do not drown out the characters unfolding the story. This is so nice as it prevents confusion when following the plot.
Principle Approach® homeschool families and Principle Approach® schools will especially love this audio drama as Bible Principles are illustrated! This makes it easy to research Bible verses and to come up with leading ideas!
Something courtship-minded families may want to skip are a couple of scenes where a young lady (Donna Anna) gives away her kiss to Ned. Gerald wants in on a kiss too, though the young gal declines him. This happens a couple of times during the story.
Some rather suspenseful and/or rough scenes were a bit much for Dreamer who is round about five years old. That’s just something to keep in mind if you have younger and/or sensitve children in your family. You’ll find a little guide at the end of this post for you if you think it may benefit your family.
Sir Francis Drake in uniform: print it out at Raising Our Kids
Sir Francis Drake portrait: print out at Activity Village
Sir Francis Drake’s Ship: print out at Activity Village
Spanish Galleon: print it out at Activity Sheets
Spanish Galleon Anatomy: print it out at All Kids Us
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Would love to win a Henty audio. He is too long to read aloud for me so this would be great.
Audio dramas are nice for leisurely fall days. This one sounds like a good one to keep us all engaged!
We LOVE history audiobooks. Makes it SO easy to listen on the go, and we’re on the go a lot. 😉
I know that my church family will enjoy this. I am deaf and can’t lipread on this audio but great idea for my church family. If I win this, this will be in the collection among the church’s library for them to borrow.