Drake’s Early Age <ul><li>Francis Drake was born in a small farm a few miles from Plymouth. His father was a farmer and later became a priest. He was the eldest of his 12 brothers. Drake was said to have been named after his godfather Francis Russell, Politician, Nobleman and soldier </li></ul><ul><li>Drake was married to Mary Newman at the age of 26 who was his wife for the next 16 years. </li></ul>
First and Second voyage <ul><li>At the age of 23 Drake set off on his first voyage to the New World with his cousin the later known Sir. John Hawkins. </li></ul><ul><li>In the year 1568, Drake set off again on his second voyage. In command was his uncle William Hawkins. They successfully captured a port called San Juan de Ulua in the Caribbean. But a few days after the capture, the English fleet was ambushed by a Spanish fleet. Of the 11 ships in the port, only 2 survived the battle. This was due to the lack of speed. Later, John Hawkins made a much quicker design which made the English fleet excel. </li></ul>
In Command! <ul><li>The first expedition led by Drake was to the Caribbean. He successfully captured a port and loads of treasure. His most famous feat was capturing a whole mule train of gems and other valuables. </li></ul><ul><li>He was also led by some Indian natives to the top of a mountain where he became the first Englishman to see the Pacific Ocean. This inspired him on his second expedition… to sail around the world. This is one of the best examples on how Drake showed curiosity. </li></ul>
Set Sail!!!! <ul><li>Drake’s fourth voyage, after convincing the queen this would give England riches, was to go around the world. He did not tell his men where he was going due to the fact that many still believed that if you went to far west you would fall of the edge. </li></ul><ul><li>Drake had a really great idea so his men would not be scared. He decided to tell his men when he was at the tip of South America. But, a Nobleman was planning a mutiny and telling everybody where they were going. In scientific terms ‘ He was annoying Drake.’ drake took him to a vote and they decided to give him the chop. Drake said “Lo, this is the end of traitors” </li></ul>
Where no Englishman has ever went <ul><li>At November, Drake had sailed through the Strait of Magellan. Raiding the Spanish Coast of all treasure and then sailed peacefully back to England. </li></ul><ul><li>Legend has it that when he got back to England, he questioned a fisherman weather the queen was still alive. When the fisherman said yes he swore he would personally deliver a suit of armour to him. Wow!!! </li></ul>
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