Sir Francis Drake
Standard Name: Drake, Sir Francis
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13 December 1577 - 26 September 1580
Sir Francis Drake circumnavigated the world, travelling from Plymouth in Devon through the Straits of Magellan and round the Cape of Good Hope, and back to Plymouth again.
A party of soldiers were landed at Roanoke Island, North Carolina, to form the earliest English North American settlement. The demoralised survivors were picked up by Francis Drake just a year later and...