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Drake

Drake
Sir Francis Drake (Green)

Biography

In 1577 Queen Elizabeth I gave him money so that he could try to sail around the world. He left with 5 ships including The Pelican, which later became known as The Golden Hind.

In 1588 Philip of Spain sent a large invasion fleet, The Armada, to attack the English. Even though the English fleet was smaller, Drake used his knowledge to defeat the Armada and England was saved.

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Head of Drake: Mr Mick Swift
swiftmi@queens.herts.sch.uk
Contact phone: 01923 478204

Deputy Head of Drake: Mr Matthew Foxall