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17/06/1579 Francis Drake lands on the California coast

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Drake's Round the World Voyage

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Sir Francis Drake Documentary

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Sir Francis Drake Documentary

Sir Francis Drake was an English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, naval officer and explorer of the Elizabethan era. During a round-the-world voyage, he landed on the California coastline in a place now called Drakes Bay, though Drake himself named the newly discovered land New Albion. After making landfall, he continued on his journey circumnavigating the globe, returning home to England in 1580.