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IN a fortnightly series of six talks, the well-known historian will deal briefly with the lives of six great Englishmen. The first talk this afternoon covers the life of the Elizabethan seaman who is the first on the roll of our famous admirals. Drake has been called hard names* pirate,' ' buccaneer,' even, by the Spaniards, ' the dragon of the Apocalypse.' But whatever his failings, he was a fine seaman and a splendid fighting man, worthy of his place at the head of the long list of hard-fisted, grim, and often ruthless captains who kept the mastery of the Narrow Seas at home, and carried the flag of St. George round the oceans of the world.

IN this series of talks, which she will broadcast at fortnightly intervals, Miss Sackville-West will review the course of English poetry since the opening of the century, dealing with the pre-war poets who wrote between 1900 and 1914, the poets of the war, and those of the post-war age. She herself, after making an assured reputation amongst the more perceptive critics with such books as ' Passenger to Teheran ' and ' Seducers in Ecuador,' became recognized as one of our foremost living poets when her epic of the English country, ' The Land,' was last year awarded the Hawthornden Prize.

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