The late 16th Century was a time when England's brave were reaching out to the furthest corners of a newly blossoming world, stepping upon foreign shores to claim their place alongside the new Europe. For some the wish was not to be an adventurer, ...
but to remain cosseted in our safe Elizabethan idyll. Wish or not, the fortunes of our lives owe very little to our own control, but are driven by the many whims that fate has in store for us. At the close of August, 1586, one English gentleman would never for a minute guess just how much his life was about to be tossed about by the winds of history. This story follows the inspiring journey of Ralph Ellerker from the peaceful Warwickshire countryside, across the oceans to the New World, and a new life. Yet still the tides of the age gain him no rest. The story travels through England, Holland, Florida and Virginia, braves shipwrecks, war, cowardice and heroism, and centres on a constant search for the reality of a true love.