Francis Drake – Part 4 – War in the Pacific

Capture of Nuestra Señora de la Concepción by Friedrich Hulsius.

In part 4 in our series, Francis Drake will lead his fleet into the Strait of Magellan.

After surviving more than 50 days of storms, he will then proceed to attack Spanish shipping on the western coast of the Americas – capturing the greatest prize in English history.

Here is more information about Nuestra Señora de la Concepción (aka Cagafuego)

A 1590 engraving of Drake’s landing in California. By Theodor de Bry.

All images 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.