One man who has inside knowledge of this event is the young Henry Gresham. His good looks, youth, and wealth are the envy of some at court, so his position as spy for Walsingham further endangers his life. When he finds himself sailing on the Armada during his mission to spy on Sir Francis Drake, he's not entirely sure who his enemies are....
"Stephen has a feel for the momentory decisions that can help to shape the course of history - as well, of course, as the cowardice, vainglory and greed." ( The Times)