Francis Drake

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Noun1.Francis Drake - English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)Francis Drake - English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
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You wave an airy adieu to the boys on shore, light your biggest pipe, and swagger about the deck as if you were Captain Cook, Sir Francis Drake, and Christopher Columbus all rolled into one.
It had known and served all the men of whom the nation is proud, from Sir Francis Drake to Sir John Franklin, knights all, titled and un- titled--the great knights-errant of the sea.
| 1579: Sir Francis Drake anchored the Golden Hind just north of what would one day be San Francisco Bay, naming the area New Albion.
1587: Sir Francis Drake sailed into Cadiz harbour and sank the Spanish fleet.
Here Sir Francis Drake Primary School, Scawen Road, London, SE8 5AE, is put into focus to show its scores in relation to other schools in the area.
The island has a rich history including time spent as a prison during the reign of Charles II and was neamed after SI Francis Drake who set sail to circumnavigate the world in 1577.
1579: Sir Francis Drake, below left, claimed San Francisco Bay for England 1789: During the French Revolution, The Third Estate declared itself a national assembly, and began to frame a constitution 1885: The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York City aboard the French ship Isere.
1581: Queen Elizabeth I knighted Francis Drake on his ship Golden Hind after he completed his circumnavigation of the world.
The survey team will enable the production of accurate, modern navigational charts for ships using waters in the western part of the Sir Francis Drake Channel.
June 17 is World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought On this day: 1579 - Sir Francis Drake claims a land he calls Nova Albion (modern California).
1986: The American space shuttle Challenger, above, explodes killing all seven astronauts on boRN ELIJAH Wood, American film actor, 1981 JAMIE Carragher, English footballer, 1978 NICOLAS Sarkozy, French president, 1955, above DIED FRANCIS Drake, English navigator, 1596, above JIM Capaldi, English singer, 2005 HENRY McGee, English comedian, 2006
"Under Drake's Flag" is the story of Ned Hawkshaw who is about to take the greatest adventure a boy could ever imagine with one of the most celebrated heroes in history--Sir Francis Drake! Ned fights off a shark attack, survives a shipwreck, engages in fierce battles on sea and land, and eventually comes face to face with evil itself--the Spanish Inquisition.