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...

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 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)

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.

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.

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 Walter Raleigh, Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake Queen Elizabeth 1's privateers, or pirates, dependent on your point of view

Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir John Hawkins and Sir Francis Drake Queen Elizabeth 1's privateers, or pirates, dependent on your point of view

The Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drakes historic sailing ship replica under full sail, off the US west coast at sunrise, commemorating Drake's around the world (1577-1580) Voyage of Discovery, property released,.  COPYRIGHT:Joel Rogers

The Golden Hind, Sir Francis Drakes historic sailing ship replica under full sail, off the US west coast at sunrise, commemorating Drake's around the world (1577-1580) Voyage of Discovery, property released,. COPYRIGHT:Joel Rogers

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