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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