Hello my name is Sydney Pullen andI’m here to talk to you about SirFrances Drake. He was a greatexplorer. Sir Frances Drake was bornin 1541 in Devon, England in a smallcottage made out of branches andleaves. He died in 1596.
Sir Frances Drake led the second expedition to sail around the world in a voyage lasting from 1577 to 1580.The great Queen Elizabeth I commissioned Drake to command the expedition together with John Winter and Thomas Doughty. They left Plymouth, England, on December 13, 1577, with six ships. They sailed to Brazil, and through the perilous Strait of Magellan
At Tierra del Fuego natives gave Drake and his crew food and water. They sailed by Panama (1579), where he pirated Spanish ships and settlements for food and treasures. He landed on the island of Cano, off the coast of southern Mexico. In North America, he claimed the land he called "Nova Albion" for the Queen.
Sir Frances Drake had 11 brothers. Itwas not until around age 12 that Drakefirst went to sea. He was an apprentice on .a small trading ship to supplement thefamilys income. The ship traveled upand down the East coast, bringing salt-water taffy and custom-made t-shirts toall of the seaside resorts. It was not longbefore the ships owner died, leaving thevessel to Drake. That’s why I think SirFrances Drake is The best ever explorerever.
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