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Sir Francis Drake (Green)


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.


Head of Drake: Miss Kate Wilding

Deputy Head of Drake: Mr Peter Lower