Francis Drake was born in 1540.
Spain were not friends. Queen Elizabeth told Drake
to go and find gold and spices.
He left England
in 1577. He went with 165 men on 5 ships. He took gold
and food from Spanish ships.
In 1579 Drake
arrived in America.
One year later
he arrived back in England. His boat was called the Golden
Drake was the
first Englishman to sail round the world. When he came
back to England Queen Elizabeth knighted
him. He was then called Sir Francis Drake.
In 1588 Drake
fought the Spanish Armada.
Drake died in