Francis Drake: Pirate, Explorer or Privateer?. Activity 1 – life and times of Francis Drake. Sir Francis Drake. A description of Francis Drake. “[Drake’s] name and fame became admirable in all places. The people swarmed daily in the streets to behold him …
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Francis Drake: Pirate, Explorer or Privateer?
“[Drake’s] name and fame became admirable in all places. The people swarmed daily in the streets to behold him …
Books, pictures and ballads were published in his praise …
There were others that devised and divulged all possible disgraces against Drake and his followers, terming him the master thief of the unknown world.”
Writer John Stow describes the reaction to Drake in England after his circumnavigation.
Map by Abraham Ortelius, 1570
World map, 1570