Unsung Hero

Something I learnt from my trip that while not everyone was intimately involved in the holocaust the bystanders are not really any more innocent. To say they were too afraid, as may have been the case, only makes the actions of those who did not just set aside all the more extraordinary.

Raoul Wallenberg

  • A Swedish diplomat
  • Located in Nazi occupied Hungary
  • Saved nearly 100,000 Hungarian Jews

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Sir Francis Drake

So it’s occurred to me that I do a lot of research for historical based posts (some of which you’ve yet to see). ThenĀ I thought that I might share that research with you; so you can see what I’ve found out when researching the topic. Many of the things I find out I then end up glossing over, or changing, in my posts and so this is a way to find the real facts behind the history.

This particular research was done when I was looking at privateers or pirates for a post. In the end I focused in on Sir Francis Drake who was a privateer during the second half of the 16th century during the reign of Elizabeth I.

Quick Facts

  • Date of birth: around 1540
  • Place of birth: Tavistock, Devon
  • Date of death: 28th January 1596
  • Place of death: Off the coast of Puerto Bello, Panama
  • Cause of death: Dysentery
  • Burial: Buried at sea

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