Sir Francis Drake: His Daring Deeds by Roy GerrardHm.... Well, I was planning on reading this book to my niece and nephew, but I dont know.... This book paints a very rosey picture of Sir Francis Drake, making him out to be daring and bold (which I suppose he was), and heroic, but it fails to mention that he was also kind of a pirate. He stole Spanish treasure (and yes, the Spanish stole it first from the Natives of the Americas), and while this book *very* briefly touches on that, Its so glossed over that Im not even sure a kid would notice it. Very Anglo-centric point of view in this book! I think that *if* I read it to the kids, Im going to have to also provide a bit of the other sides perspective on Sir Francis Drake, and probably even some perspective on what the Natives of the Americas thought about all these Europeans coming in and stealing their stuff and killing them, too. More balance in this book would have been much appreciated, but if I have to do the work to properly educate the children, then thats what Ill do!
History's Mysteries - Drake's Secret Voyage (History Channel Documentary)
Sir Francis Drake was an English sea captain, privateer, slave trader, naval officer and explorer In , Drake married Elizabeth Sydenham—born circa , the only child of Sir George Sydenham, . Drake used the plans that Sir Richard Grenville had received the patent for in from Elizabeth, which was.
Francis Drake Biography
Sir Francis Drake — to the Spanish, a wayward pirate; to the English, a hero. He could be considered a morally dubious hero in many ways, perhaps even a villain, but was still incredibly influential in Tudor times. Drake c. His father, Edmund Drake, was a farmer and preacher. The family later moved to Kent , where they lived in an old ship and it was there that his fascination with sailing began. Francis had a trading ship left to him by his apprenticeship boss at the age of 20, which was perhaps the catalyst for his historic naval achievements. Religion and politics were dominant forces.
In November Elizabethan seaman Sir Francis Drake set out at sea to become the first Englishman to circumnavigate the earth. However, bad weather quickly forced Drake to return home English navigator and privateer, Francis Drake. Miniature from the studio of Nicholas Hilliard, c A few weeks later, Drake set sail for a second time. He did not return to England for nearly three years, until after completing his circumnavigation mission. Alongside his exploratory successes in sailing across the earth, Sir Francis Drake was also one of the most prominent naval leaders of the Spanish Armada in
Sir Francis Drake, Vice admiral
Born: c. The English navigator Sir Francis Drake was the first of his countrymen to sail around the world. His daring adventures at sea helped to establish England's naval supremacy over Spain and other European nations. Francis Drake, the eldest son of a farmer, was born near Tavistock, Devonshire, England. His father, Robert Drake, later became a preacher and raised his twelve children as Protestants followers of the Christian religion who are not part of the Roman Catholic Church. Raised in a poor environment, Drake's family, like many Protestants, was forced from their home after a Catholic uprising. Young Drake soon developed a hatred for Catholics, especially those from Spain, Europe's most powerful Catholic country.
Alternate date: He his said to have died in January , but his will is dated April 10, Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral — 27 January was an English sea captain, privateer, navigator, slaver, a renowned pirate, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Elizabeth I of England awarded Drake a knighthood in He was second-in-command of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in , subordinate only to Charles Howard and the Queen herself. His exploits were legendary, making him a hero to the English but a pirate to the Spaniards to whom he was known as El Draque, 'Draque' being the Spanish pronunciation of 'Drake'. He is famous for among other things leading the first English circumnavigation of the world, from to