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Francis Drake

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ALBÁNEC 616 - FRANCIS DRAKE (prod. HOLYRAIN X OPEN OCEAN)

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Opening Francis Drake's treasure chest

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Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Cutscene 29 Nate Meet Sir Francis Drake

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Buckland Abbey - Home of Sir Francis Drake

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DISCOVERY: Have explorers found Sir Francis Drake's body?

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.
  • Personal 

  • Birth and early years 

  • Marriage and family 

  • Rathlin Island massacre 

  • Circumnavigation of the Earth (1577–1580) 

  • Purchase of Buckland Abbey 

  • Great Expedition to America 

  • Spanish Armada 

  • Defeats and death 

  • Cultural impact 

  • Bibliography