Amyas Preston

Privateer Charles Kingsley Westward Ho! (novel)

Amyas Preston (died 1609) was an English privateer of the Elizabethan period.

Preston came from Cricket St Thomas in Somerset. He took part in the Preston Somers Expedition in 1595.

The hero character Amyas Leigh in Charles Kingsley's novel Westward Ho! is based on Amyas Preston.[1]


  1. ^ "George Somers, Amyas Preston and the Burning of Caracas - The Bermudian Magazine". The Bermudian. 13 June 2013.