A Flame of Fire: Being the History of Three Englishmen in Spain at the Time of the Armada by Joseph Hocking

This is the History of Three Englishmen in Spain at the Time of the Armada. Joseph Hocking is the Lutheran Librarian’s favorite Christian novelist. During his lifetime he was widely read and greatly beloved throughout the English speaking world. Most of his books deal in some way with the struggles and conflicts of living as a Christian in the modern world.


  • Titlepage
  • Contents
  • List Of Illustrations
  • 1 The Coming Of The Cornishman
  • 2 John Trenoweth’s Story
  • 3 How I Left Hamstead Manor
  • 4 The Significance Of A Spanish Proverb
  • 5 Why Mawgan Killigrew And I Hasted To Leave England
  • 6 The First Sight Of Spain
  • 7 “ Los Gitanos ”
  • 8 The Eyes Of A Gipsy
  • 9 Toledo
  • 10 I Hear The Archbishop’s Sermon And See Senor Toledo
  • 11 How John Trenoweth Saw His Sweetheart
  • 12 The Visit Of Senor Toledo
  • 13 Senor Toledo’s Offer
  • 14 How I First Saw Father Parsons
  • 15 The Argument Of Father Parsons
  • 16 El Cristo De La Vega
  • 17 How The Flame Began To Burn
  • 18 Tells Of The Meeting Of Those Who Spoke The English Tongue
  • 19 Tells Of My First Command To Isabella De Valencia, And How She Obeyed It
  • 20 How I Commenced My Wooing
  • 21 How We Travelled Towards The Palace Of The King
  • 22 The Entrance Into The Palace Of Philip II, King of Spain
  • 23 In The Presence Of The King
  • 24 The Love That Inspired Anger
  • 25 How We Journeyed To Seville
  • 26 How I Was Brought Before The King A Third Time
  • 27 The Kings Command
  • 28 The Passage From The Alcazar To The Torres Del Oro
  • 29 A Journey From Midnight To Morning
  • 30 How The Spanish Maid Challenged Pablo Toledo
  • 31 How We All Met Again
  • 32 The Love Of A Gipsy Maid
  • 33 How I Saw The Great Armada In The River Tagus
  • 34 A Flame Of Fire

Publication Information

  • Lutheran Library edition first published: 2024
  • Copyright: CC BY 4.0
Joseph Hocking
Joseph Hocking

Joseph Hocking (1860-1937), was a Cornish writer and United Methodist Free Church minister. His novels were immensely popular in his lifetime. Many of his 100 books are available at no charge from the Lutheran Library.