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Queen Elisabeth knighting Sir Francis Drake

Tudor Queen Elisabeth. Sir Francis Drake. Knighting. Renaissance clothing

Queen Elisabeth knighting Drake on Board of the Golden Hind at Deptford April 4th 1581.


Sir Francis Drake (around 1540-1596) was an English privateer and explorer, later vice-admiral and the first England captain who sailed round the world. As a navigator and sailor, he is still regarded as one of the outstanding personalities of the English seafaring. Continue reading