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Sir Francis Drake Documentary

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The Great Explorers - Ep3of6 - Sir Francis Drake

English privateer Francis Drake set sails from Plymouth for the circumnavigation of the world. His voyage was second in history. Drake was first who survived the as captain while leading the expedition throughout the entire circumnavigation. He was the first Englishman who saw the Pacific and claimed California for the British.
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    • Essentials 

    • Personal 

    • Birth and early years 

    • Marriage and family 

    • Rathlin Island massacre 

    • Circumnavigation (1577–1580) 

    • Purchase of Buckland Abbey 

    • Great Expedition to America 

    • Spanish Armada 

    • Defeats and death 

    • Cultural impact 

    • Bibliography