A Forgotten Life of Sir Francis Drake

By Gregory Robinson, published January 1921


In this paper the author reviews some of the current literature relating to Francis Drake, highlighting the fact that most histories tell only that half of his story, reflecting his role at Cadiz and in the Armada. The paper reminds us that there was another side to Drake: the plunderer of undefended towns in Spanish America; deserting this post in time of war to take prizes and the riches that went with them; and ruthlessly suppressing those who questioned his actions.

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Filed under: Tudors | Francis Drake | Other (location)
Subjects include: Pirates, Corsairs & Privateers | Science & Exploration

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