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 (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 (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.