Francis Drake – Part 3 – The Journey Around the World Begins

Replica of Drake’s flagship, Pelican (later renamed Golden Hind).

In 1576, Francis Drake begins his circumnavigation of the globe. In this episode, we follow Drake as he gets backing for the venture, gathers his fleet, and then heads toward the Strait of Magellan. However, a rival, Thomas Doughty, will emerge from within the fleet, challenging him for command.

The episode will conclude with a deadly confrontation between Drake and Doughty.

Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the globe.

All photos courtesy of Wikipedia.

Francis Drake – Part 2 – Terror of the Spanish Main

Portrait of Drake, circa 1590.

In part 2 of our series on Francis Drake, we cover the three expeditions Drake led to the Caribbean.

The three voyages would make Drake one of the most hated men in the Spanish Empire – and a hero in England.

The final voyage will conclude with Drake’s daring attack on the Spanish Treasure Caravan as it crossed the isthmus of Panama.