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26/09/1580 Francis Drake returns after second circumnavigation in history


Francis Drake Sails Around the World


Francis Drake Circumnavigates the World - mysimpleshow

Drake’s galleon, the Golden Hind, anchored in Plymouth with Drake and his 59 remaining crewmen aboard. The ship was full of spices and captured Spanish treasures. Golden Hind was second vessel to complete the circumnavigation. First was Spanish carrack Victoria, captained first by Ferdinand Magellan and later by Juan Sebastián Elcano.
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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