Sir Francis Drake
Title: Sir Francis Drake( Slave Trader and Pirate) Binding: Paperback Author: CharlesNick Publisher: FranklinWatts
Sir Francis Drake, the greatest of the naval adventurers of England of the time of Elizabeth, was born in Devonshire about 1540. He went to sea early, was sailing to the Spanish Main by 1565, and commanded a ship under Hawkins in an expedition that was overwhelmed by the Spaniards in 1567.
More than four hundred years after his death, Sir Francis Drake remains one of the legendary figures of history. His career is one of the most colourful on record. The most daring of the corsairs who raided the West Indies and Spanish Main, he led the English into the Pacific, and cirumnavigated the world to bring home the Golden Hind laden with Spanish treasure.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Black & White, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Terrence Morgan stars in the classic 1960's action adventure series - Sir Francis Drake. Drake is a freebooter, adventurer, expert swordsman and defender of the crown during Britain's war with Spain during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, a war which he wages from the bridge of his ship, The Golden Hind.
Sir Francis Drake Harry Kelsey paints the picture of Drake as an amoral privateer at least as interested in lining his own pockets with Spanish booty as in forwarding the political goals of his country, a man who became a captain general of the English navy, but never waged traditional warfare with any success.