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  1. Hace 2 días · Sir Francis Drake ( c. 1540 – 28 January 1596) was an English explorer and privateer best known for his circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition between 1577 and 1580. This was the first English circumnavigation, and third circumnavigation overall.

  2. 20 de may. de 2024 · Born in England in the mid-16th century, Francis Drake rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most celebrated navigators of his time. In this blog, we delve into the life and legacy of Sir Francis Drake, tracing his remarkable journey as a circumnavigator, privateer, and naval hero.

  3. 16 de may. de 2024 · Dive into the turbulent and contentious life of Sir Francis Drake in today’s deep dive. Known to some as a daring hero and others as a notorious pirate, Drak...

  4. 6 de may. de 2024 · May 6, 2024. Welcome back to our series about extraordinary explorers throughout history. In today’s article, we’re going to discuss the life of one of England’s most enigmatic and controversial figures in history – Sir Frances Drake. Declared as a hero by some and a pirate by others, Drakes life was truly an extraordinary one.

  5. Hace 2 días · In the race for exploration and colonization during the 16th century, Sir Francis Drake was a famous privateer and explorer known for his raids on Spanish fleets and harbors. While regarded as a hero to England during his life, Drake's violent privateering and involvement in the slave trade makes him a controversial figure today.

  6. Hace 2 días · However, she needed to react quickly, so she financed a small part of the fleet, relying for the rest of the funding on private investment. She commissioned both Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Norris to command the expedition, the first in charge of the fleet, and the second of the army troops.

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    17 de may. de 2024 · Sir Francis Drake (c. 1540–96) As the Spanish Armada approached England’s shores on the afternoon of July 19, 1588, Francis Drake coolly finished his game of bowls on Plymouth Hoe. That’s the tale, anyway. Mention Drake’s name, and adjectives like swashbuckling and buccaneering come tumbling: he epitomized the spirit of an age when ...

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