Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Sir Francis Drake, born in 1540 in England, was a very bold and brilliant sailor. Queen Elizabeth 1st gave a lot of encouragement to Sir Francis and he made England become a major 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 into the Pacific Ocean and along the western shores of the Americas, into Asia and returned back to Britian 3 years later. Francis brought with him a lot of treasure and spices. Queen Elizabeth 1st was so happy.