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Francis Drake



Francis Drake: a man history won't forget (with interactive video comprehension activity)



Opening Francis Drake's treasure chest



Jetlagz X 275 - Francis Drake



Sir Francis Drake's Name Removed From High School In San Anselmo



Quién fue Francis Drake - Biografía breve

Sir Francis Drake was an English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, naval officer and explorer of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577 to 1580, and was the first to complete the voyage as captain while leading the expedition throughout the entire circumnavigation. With his incursion into the Pacific Ocean, he claimed what is now California for the English and inaugurated an era of conflict with the Spanish on the western coast of the Americas, an area that had previously been largely unexplored by western shipping.
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  • Personal 

  • Birth and early years 

  • Marriage and family 

  • Drake's first victory 

  • Rathlin Island massacre 

  • Circumnavigation (1577–1580) 

  • Execution of Thomas Doughty 

  • Entering the Pacific (1578) 

  • Capture of Spanish treasure ships 

  • Coast of California: Nova Albion (1579) 

  • Across the Pacific and around Africa 

  • Return to Plymouth (1580) 

  • Knighthood and arms 

  • Purchase of Buckland Abbey 

  • Great Expedition to America 

  • Cádiz raid 

  • Defeat of the Spanish Armada 

  • Drake–Norris Expedition also known as the English Armada 

  • Defeats and death 

  • Cultural impact 

  • Bibliography