In 1577, Drake was secretly commissioned by Elizabeth I to set off on an expedition against the Spanish colonies on the American Pacific coa...

In 1577, Drake was secretly commissioned by Elizabeth I to set off on an expedition against the Spanish colonies on the American Pacific coa...

The Drake Jewel given to Sir Francis Drake by Elizabeth I probably in the year 1586. Victoria and Albert Museum.

The Drake Jewel given to Sir Francis Drake by Elizabeth I probably in the year 1586. Victoria and Albert Museum.

Sir Francis Weston, one of 5 men accused of adultery with Queen Anne Boleyn and executed for treason.  The others included Anne's brother George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford; Sir Henry Norris; court musician Mark Smeaton; and Sir William Brereton.  Most historians now agree that the accusations were unlikely to be true.

Sir Francis Weston, one of 5 men accused of adultery with Queen Anne Boleyn and executed for treason. The others included Anne's brother George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford; Sir Henry Norris; court musician Mark Smeaton; and Sir William Brereton. Most historians now agree that the accusations were unlikely to be true.

Sir Francis Drake (1541 or 1542) in England.     Among many of his achievements he is perhaps remembered best for his involvement in the Spanish Armada and circumnavigating the globe on his famous World Voyage.  Sir Francis Drake died of dysentery at 55. The next day he was buried at sea in a lead coffin off Puerto Bello to the sound of trumpets and cannons.

Sir Francis Drake (1541 or 1542) in England. Among many of his achievements he is perhaps remembered best for his involvement in the Spanish Armada and circumnavigating the globe on his famous World Voyage. Sir Francis Drake died of dysentery at 55. The next day he was buried at sea in a lead coffin off Puerto Bello to the sound of trumpets and cannons.

Sir Francis Drake (born on 1540, died in 1596) is today remembered as one of the most famous Privateers that worked for the English Crown. During his active years he fought relentlessly against the Spanish, winning countless battles against their ships and pillaging their harbors.

Sir Francis Drake (born on 1540, died in 1596) is today remembered as one of the most famous Privateers that worked for the English Crown. During his active years he fought relentlessly against the Spanish, winning countless battles against their ships and pillaging their harbors.

Sir Francis Drake's ship, The Golden Hind: world encompassed by the above

Sir Francis Drake's ship, The Golden Hind: world encompassed by the above

Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), a legendary explorer for Queen Elizabeth I and a bit of a pirate....ahem, privateer... gathering a fantastic amount of booty-the old fashioned kind-from the Spanish.  He also circumnavigated the globe, third after Magellan and some guy I'd never heardof-García Jofre de Loaísa.  See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_circumnavigations

Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596), a legendary explorer for Queen Elizabeth I and a bit of a pirate....ahem, privateer... gathering a fantastic amount of booty-the old fashioned kind-from the Spanish. He also circumnavigated the globe, third after Magellan and some guy I'd never heardof-García Jofre de Loaísa. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_circumnavigations

The replica of Sir Francis Drake's English galleon GOLDEN HIND. She was originally named Pelican but he changed the to Golden Hind, mid-voyage, in 1568 to compliment his patron, Sir Christopher Patton.

The replica of Sir Francis Drake's English galleon GOLDEN HIND. She was originally named Pelican but he changed the to Golden Hind, mid-voyage, in 1568 to compliment his patron, Sir Christopher Patton.

Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013  Waist width mm: 108mm  Length cm: 172, 178, 184  Shape mm: 140-108-136  Sidecut m: 17.7 (184cm)  Stance mm: -20 (184cm)  Weight: 2,195 grams  Profile mm: 9-4-9   (Tip Early Rise-Camber-Tail Early Rise)

Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2017

Line Skis Sir Francis Bacon Skis 2013 Waist width mm: 108mm Length cm: 172, 178, 184 Shape mm: 140-108-136 Sidecut m: 17.7 (184cm) Stance mm: -20 (184cm) Weight: 2,195 grams Profile mm: 9-4-9 (Tip Early Rise-Camber-Tail Early Rise)

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