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Sir Francis Drake

See the story of the notorious "sea dog" Sir Francis Drake as he sails around the world and saves England from the Spanish Armada.


Sir Francis Drake: Queen Elizabeth's Most Valuable Sailor
Sir Francis Drake rose from humble beginnings and made a name for himself as one of the most feared or reviled names on the high seas, depending on who was doing the commenting.

Sir Francis Drake
Site focuses mainly on Drake's around-the-world voyage. You can also find leads for studying other parts of the Drake story.

Mariners' Museum: Francis Drake
A great article from a great site, this one focuses on Drake's trip around the world moreso than other parts of his career.

Sir Francis Drake Biography
Read the whole life story of the famous captain. See how he sailed around the world. Discover how he saved his queen from the Spanish Armada. Trace his buried treasure to ...

Sir Francis Drake and Pirates
Read all about Drake and the pirates he fought with and against.

Drake the Sailor
This fun, illustrated site is for younger audiences just like you! Pictures help tell the story of Sir Francis Drake and his many daring deeds.

Drake and a Personal Account
This site has a standard biography of Drake but also has a primary source: an account written by one of Drake's sailors of their encounter with Native Americans.

Francis Pretty's Account of Drake's Voyage around the World
A great primary source! This was written by a man who sailed with Drake around the world.

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