Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Sir Francis Drake and the Golden Hind
Sir Francis Drake the Golden Hind
“It had known and served all men of whom the nation is proud, from Sir Francis Drake… from the Golden Hind returning with her round flanks full of treasure…” (pg. 4)
Sir Francis Drake was a famous English navigator and sailor who lived during the 16th century. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth I in 1581 and has long been looked upon by the British as a national hero. Drake was the second-in-command of the English naval fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada. The Golden Hind, originally named the Pelican, was Drake’s most famous and lauded ship. It was on while on expedition on the Golden Hind that Drake captured a Spanish ship laden with over 360,000 pesos.