Sir Francis Drake by William W. Lace


Sir Francis Drake by William W. Lace

Sir Francis Drake rose from humble beginnings on an English farm to become one of the country's most widely acclaimed heroes. As a result of his early exploits at what amounted to piracy in the Caribbean, he acquired great wealth and fame. He became a confidant of Queen Elizabeth I, a terror to the king of Spain, and an admiral in the navy that defeated the mighty Spanish Armada. As an explorer, Drake was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the world - the second ever to do so after Magellan - and his voyages uncovered much about the western coast of the Americas, the Pacific Northwest, the Pacific Ocean, and Cape Horn. Read in Sir Francis Drake how this man's career opened the way for more exploration by the English and was part of the foundation of British naval power.

About the Author

William W. Lace holds a bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University, a master's degree from East Texas State University, and a doctorate from the University of North Texas. He has written more than 40 nonfiction books for young readers on subjects ranging from the atomic bomb to the Dallas Cowboys. Lace lives in Arlington, Texas.

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112 pages


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Publication date

15th November 2009



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