Late in 1577, Francis Drake left England with five ships, on an expedition towards Africa but the true destination was revealed to be the Pacific Ocean via the Strait of Magellan, to the dismay of some of the accompanying gentlemen and sailors.
The ships were scattered, and the smallest, the Marigold, went down with all crew aboard. The Elizabeth found herself back in the strait and turned tail for England, where she arrived safely but in disgrace. Meanwhile, the Gold
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sir francis drake was born july 13 1540, he was male and he was born in Tavistock, United Kingdom
Born on the Crowndale estate of Lord Francis Russell, 2nd earl of Bedford, Drake’s father, Edmund Drake, was the son of one of the latter’s tenant farmers. Edmund fled his native county after arraignment for assault and robbery in 1548. The claim that he was a refugee from Roman Catholic persecution was a later pious fiction. From even before his father’s departure, Francis was brought up among relatives in Plymouth: the Hawkins family, who combined vocations as merchants and pirates.When Drake was about 18, he enlisted in the Ha