“I John Culpepper” by Lori Crane is a well-researched and detailed account of John Culpepper early life. A man born into a rich and privileged family whose desire is to buy a ship and sail the world.
The book is part of a series and leads up to the point where Culpepper makes an important decision about his future. As fictionalised biography the story does not follow so much a dramatic curve but the real events and character development that leads Culpepper on his chosen path.
He and his friends are interesting characters and the story gives a good impression of life in the early 17th century. Tradition, trade and historical figures all blend into this wonderful novel that should please history lovers.