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Sir Francis Drake Sets Off on his Circumnavigation – 13 December 1577

On this day in history, 13th December 1577,  Sir Francis Drake finally left Plymouth with his fleet of five ships…

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Singeing the King of Spain’s Beard – April 1587

On the 19th April 1587 Sir Francis Drake entered the harbour of Cadiz on the Spanish coast and led a…

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On This Day in History – Sir Francis Drake Knighted and the Birth of William Strachey

On this day in history, on the 4th April 1581, after a sumptuous banquet, Sir Francis Drake was knighted on…

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Sir Francis Drake Sets Sails from Plymouth for Spain – 2 April 1587

On this day in history, 2nd April 1587, Sir Francis Drake sailed out of Plymouth bound for Spain, where he…

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Sir Francis Drake

On 28th January 1596, Sir Francis Drake’s remains and those of his second cousin, Admiral Sir John Hawkins, were buried…

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The Spanish Armada 1: The Assembling of Troops at Tilbury Fort

On this day in history, the 26th July 1588, 4,000 men assembled at Tilbury Fort, the fort built on the…