Dec 13, 1577: Sir Francis Drake begins his sail around the globe. English seaman Francis Drake sets out from Plymouth, England, with five ships and 164 men on a mission to raid Spanish holdings on the Pacific coast of the New World and explore the Pacific Ocean. Three years later, Drake's return to Plymouth marked the first circumnavigation of the earth by a British explorer.
Sir Francis Bacon. His demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still surrounds conceptions of proper methodology today.He famously died of pneumonia contracted while studying the effects of freezing on the preservation of meat.
Located in Nottinghamshire, England, Wollaston Hall is a Tudor style building built in 1580 by Sir Francis Willoughby with Robert Smythson most likely serving as the architect. The building shows Italian influences as an example of English Renaissance architecture and is most widely known for its grand style and beautiful gardens and parklands. Today the building stands as the Natural History Museum. -Callie G (britainexpress.com)
It was on this day in British history, June 17, 1579, that Sir Francis Drake claimed territory in modern day California for the British crown and named it Nova Albion. In his ship, the Golden Hind, Drake sailed north along the Pacific coasts of South and North America, finally stopping to stake Britain's claim north of Spain's northernmost territories in North America. The bay where he set foot on shore is now called Drake's Bay, California.