fran­cis drake

All About History - - BATTLE OF GRAVELINES -

Her­alded as a dar­ing na­tional trea­sure, Sir Fran­cis Drake had 25 years of sail­ing and bat­tling on the high seas be­hind him be­fore the Ar­mada set sail on or­ders from King Philip

Vast ex­pe­ri­ence in wag­ing war at sea

The prom­ise of fame and for­tune could cloud his judge­ment

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