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Sir Francis Drake Documentary


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 

    • 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