Sir Francis Drake

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Sir Francis Drake, Vice Admiral, (c. 1540 - 27 January 1595) was an English privateer, navigator, slaver, and politician of the Elizabethan era. Queen Elizabeth I awarded Drake knighthood in 1581. He was second-in-command of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588, subordinate only to Charles Howard and the Queen herself. He died of dysentery after unsuccessfully attacking San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1595.


James Hunter Young People's History of the World (Chicago, IL: The International Publishing Company, 1897)


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