Sir Francis Drake

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Noun1.Sir 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)Sir 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.
The open date and status above indicate when Sir Francis Drake Primary School opened or when it changed to its most recent incarnation, with a number of schools converting to academies in recent years.
Explorers have found two ships at the bottom on the ocean that sailed in the fleet of the legendary sailor Sir Francis Drake more than 400 years ago.
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust, a US-based real estate investment trust, has acquired the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco, California, US, from a partnership led by The Chartres Lodging Group LLC.
The book opens as Jonas Profit, an old mariner who is tending Smith's wound from a stingray, tells about his years serving under Sir Francis Drake. Throughout the book, Profit focuses on Drake's two best-known adventures--first, his sailing around the world in The Golden Hind.
Newcastle Airport's head of airline relations and development Chris Sanders greeted a look-a-like of Plymouth's most famous historical figure Sir Francis Drake who had flown up to mark the occasion, alongside Air Southwest deputy chief executive Mike Coombes.
The atlas, printed between 1579 and 1590, was created by Christopher Saxton and was bound together with a rare set of five maps by the Italian cartographer Giovanni Battista Boazio, which illustrate Sir Francis Drake's expedition to the West Indies and America between 1585 and 1586.
The two volume set begins with Sir Francis Drake's Indies voyage of 1585, but is mostly concerned with with the campaign against the Spanish and its armada from the Spanish and Portuguese coasts to southern England.
With apologies to W C Sellar and R J Yeatman, the authors of 1066 And All That, every school pupil knows that Mary Queen of Scots had Calais carved on her heart after Sir Francis Drake abandoned a game of bowls to beat the French on his way to sign the Treaty of Austerlitz, which ended the 100 Years War.
And last month, in a joint venture between Oxford Lodging Advisory & Investment Group, LLC, of San Francisco, and DIG affiliate, Longwing Real Estate Ventures purchased the famed Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco with plans to spend $20 million on renovations to keep the hotel running.