Reference Entry

Drake, Sir Francis (1540-1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer

Harry Kelsey

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:


Early training | Learning to be a pirate | Raids on the Spanish main | Voyage around the world | Honours and riches | The West Indies raid | The Spanish Armada | The invasion of Portugal | The last voyage | Writing about Francis Drake

Reference Entry.  11824 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: biography ; history

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