Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake,born in 1540 in England was a very bold and brillant sailor. Queen Elizabeth the 1st gave alot of encouragement to Drake and he made England become a very sea power. He was the first Englishman to sail around the world, in his ship the Golden Hinde.
Drake started his voyage from England, passed through the Magellan strait and into the Pacific Ocean, along the Western Shores of the Americas and into Asia. He stole spices and Spanish treasures, and also claimed land for his queen.
Francis Drake returned back to Britian 3 years later with alot of treasure and Queen Elizabeth the 1st was so amazed.